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May 14, 2018

A Caring Church - Luke 10

Do you realize that believers should not have to look beyond the body of Christ to have their needs met? We are meant to be a self-sustaining body. After several decades in ministry, I have seen only one way for the church to function as it should: believers must commit to give of themselves on behalf of others.

For example, a man determines to pray and struggle alongside a hurting brother until the burdensome situation is resolved or peace returns. Or a woman makes herself available to answer a new Christian's questions about the weekly sermon--the two ladies search the Bible and fill their minds with Scripture. And there are countless other ways to serve others, such as driving an elderly member to the service, teaching a Sunday school class, or visiting a weary single mom and listening to her concerns. Before you become overwhelmed by the variety of needs in your church, let me remind you that loving each other is meant to be a body-wide effort. One person cannot meet every need. But suppose you commit to serving a small group of folks whom God brings into your sphere of influence. If, in order to care for them, you surrender self-focused preferences about resources and time, the Lord will bless you with more joy and contentment than you've ever known.

To serve others before serving yourself is to practice authentic Christianity. I'm certain that if believers commit to meeting as many needs as the Lord brings to their attention, then a lazy church can be transformed, becoming a true body of believers who function together for the glory of God.

Upcoming Sermon Series
      Words are powerful. They can beat us down and lift us up. They wound and they heal. And the right words at the right time can be exactly what we need to hear - or what we need to say. Let’s find the right words in a new series, My Big Fat Mouth. We will start this series May 20, 2018

Last Week:
      King Solomon respected his mother and even bowed to her when she came to talk to him. He teaches us in Proverbs 1, about the not forgetting the teachings of your mother. It's all about God! Everything is about Him.
      Sunday's message is available for streaming or for download on our
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Next Week:
      We will be starting our next series called My Big Fat Mouth by looking into Criticism. Hope to see you there!

Upcoming Events

May 20 - Deacon's Meeting at 8 AM

May 27 - Lord's Supper & Deacon's Fund Offering after AM Worship Service

June 3 - NO Carry-in Fellowship Dinner

Jun 9 - Trustee Meeting at 8 AM.

June 10 - Special Speaker Silas Thomson, Missionary to Mongolia will be with us this day

June 10-14 - Vacation Bible School. It is for ages 4-12, and will run from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm.

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