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Are you Ready to Serve

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Are you ready to serve?

  • Why should a follower of Jesus make a public declaration to serve?
  • What do we need more than anything else if we are to live successfully and serve God effectively?
  • Are you ready to serve? What do you need to do to be ready?

Over the past few weeks we have been looking at the "new" data for the 1 and 3 mile radius in our community.  While there is so much to take in and to pray about...one thing we can agree on is that we should be willing to serve the community around us.

Notice what I said, "Should be willing." Yes we are commanded to go and to teach but are we willing to serve?  This week we will look at how Moses prepared Aaron and his sons for Priestly service. First, in Christ, God has eliminated the need for mediation by a human priest; however we can learn from what Moses did to prepare them for service.  Second, the New Testament teaches that all followers of Jesus are priests in that we all have direct access to God, we all speak to people about God, and we all speak to God about people. We are to serve all.

I look forward to seeing you at Church! Pastor Jeff

 

Meeting Physical Needs

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People have PHYSICAL needs.

This is a no-brainer.  We need food, we need shelter, we need clothing, we need physical safety, and we need to take care of ourselves.  We just have these physical needs.  Jesus met physical needs when He walked the earth.  But how can we meet those physical needs when there are ethnic, language and social hinderances?

One of my favorite "teachable" moments during Christ's ministry was the healing of the blind man that was recorded in Mark 8.  This is one of my favorite stories because of how He did it.  He took the man by the hand. He led him away, for privacy. He corrected his sight. Jesus meet his physical needs. There was nothing that hinder Jesus from "reaching out" to take care of this man.

The "miracle" that was performed was for his physical eyes, but the healing that was witnessed was for the spiritual needs of the disciples. 

As we continue to "Take-Note" of the changing demographics in our community I pray that we will also be amazed by the work of the Lord in our midst.

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