October 3, 2015

The Shepherd's Corner

Just go do something

We've been studying through the entire Bible in Lifeline and have now made it to the book of Revelation. We looked the past two months on the "Church" and things that are supposed to define us as a community of faith and how in between the book and Acts and Revelation we simply see people or groups of believers going out and living out their faith. Just go do something

We've been studying through the entire Bible in Lifeline and have now made it to the book of Revelation. We looked the past two months on the "Church" and things that are supposed to define us as a community of faith and how in between the book and Acts and Revelation we simply see people or groups of believers going out and living out their faith.

One thing that seemed to motivate them is the sense or feeling that Jesus is coming back. We see this in parables like the parable of the mina and talent that the lord (or in our case Lord) will be coming back and even though we don't know when he will come back, we need to be doing the right things in the mean time so that when he does come back he finds us being faithful in the things that we should be doing and he desires us to be doing.

At times I wonder how often we don't do the right things because we aren't living with a sense that Jesus IS coming back. Sometimes is simply boils down to just doing something - anything, that is in line with the calling and mission Jesus has given His followers.

Two weeks ago in IMPACT the students went out in groups to bless the community. Some groups gave out drinks, food, and even card and flowers to strangers on the street, but it also gave them a chance to talk to people, pray with them, and invite them to church. Sometimes when we don't know "what" to do, it's important to simply do "something" that will be a blessing to others because there's no telling how God could use that to touch someone's heart.

Pastor Steve

One thing that seemed to motivate them is the sense or feeling that Jesus is coming back. We see this in parables like the parable of the mina and talent that the lord (or in our case Lord) will be coming back and even though we don't know when he will come back, we need to be doing the right things in the mean time so that when he does come back he finds us being faithful in the things that we should be doing and he desires us to be doing.

At times I wonder how often we don't do the right things because we aren't living with a sense that Jesus IS coming back. Sometimes is simply boils down to just doing something - anything, that is in line with the calling and mission Jesus has given His followers.

Two weeks ago in IMPACT the students went out in groups to bless the community. Some groups gave out drinks, food, and even card and flowers to strangers on the street, but it also gave them a chance to talk to people, pray with them, and invite them to church. Sometimes when we don't know "what" to do, it's important to simply do "something" that will be a blessing to others because there's no telling how God could use that to touch someone's heart.

Pastor Steve

More Shepherd's Corner Articles

Shepherd's Corner - February 22, 2015
THE SHEPHERD’S CORNER Despite the turbulent flight we made it home Friday evening. Santy and I are happy to be among you again and we want to say, thank you, for keeping us in your prayers. By the grace of God, He has blessed our time and ministry in Indonesia. Particularly we count it as [&hellip...
Read More
The Shepherd's Corner - November 18, 2018
THE SHEPHERD’S CORNER Now we know that the fires that have burned both Paradise City in northern California and the northwest side region of Los Angeles are considered the worst fire in California history....
Read More
The Shepherd's Corner - March 7, 2021
THE SHEPHERD’S CORNER Last Friday, after taking a few bites of a piece of bread, Oom Peter, Santy’s father, choked.  In just a few seconds he turned blue, and his eyes rolled over.  Thank God, Santy was there.  Right away she turned him to the side and began hitting his back till ...
Read More