(A VISION FOR CHRISTIAN SONG, by Ken Bible; p.31)
Which Worshipers Pleased Jesus?
John the Baptist (Luke 3:1-20; 7:18-35)—He responded to God’s Word boldly and
wholeheartedly, with singleness of mind.
The woman with the alabaster jar (Matthew 26:6-13)—She loved Jesus so much that she
poured out on Him the very best she had.
The Canaanite woman (Matthew 15:21-28)—Out of love for her suffering daughter, she
humbled herself and refused to be deterred from seeking Jesus’ help. Her faith and
perseverance secured her daughter’s healing.
“His mother and brothers” (Luke 8:19-21)—Jesus said that His mother and brothers were
anyone who heard God’s Word and put it into practice.
The centurion in Capernaum (Luke 7:1-10)—Even in the most pressing need, he trusted
Christ’s authority simply and humbly.
Mary, Martha’s sister (Luke 10:38-42)—She put aside everything else and sat at Jesus’ feet,
listening to what He said. Jesus said she had chosen “the good part”.
Children (Matthew 19:13-14)—Jesus said the kingdom of heaven belongs to those who come
to God as little children.