From Pastor..."Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. AND, the second is like it: Love your neighbor as
yourself." [Matthew 22:37-38]
Reading these verses again this morning made me think of a sign I once saw on route #94 in Michigan when I was coming home from a conference. I was driving in what could have been a 'cloudburst,' traffic had slowed, but I wasn't able to get the whole message. I do remember that the town I was driving past was celebrating and encouraging others to do this. It was an annual ['Be Good" or 'Be Kind" To Your Neighbors Day].
What did Jesus say? "LOVE YOUR NEIGHBORS!" Really? Recently I heard several people kind of complain to me about their neighbiors, [their words, not mine,],
When asked, as we know, "Who Is My Neighbor?" Jesus told the story of the Good Samaritan. He was defining the term 'neighbor' as a person who has mercy on
another person resulting in one person helping another person in need.
The motivation for this kind of action comes from our Lord Himself. LOVE...
He loved us so much He gave His life for us. His love for us led to the greatest sacrifice anyone has ever made. In 2 Corinthians 5:14 we are told "Whatever we do,
is because Christ's love compels us!' Ponder life in this 21st Century, and the anger
that seems to permeate our society. That is just 180 degrees from what our Lord tells us and from the example He set.
These verses strike me as put up or shut up...do we really love our Lord and
Savior or not...one way we answer that is by how we show our love for our neighbiors.
If they are the 'neighbors from hell', our Love for our Lord should motivate us to
pray so hard for them that our Lord turns them into neighbors from heaven, and uses us in the process.
How about going to a city or town meeting and suggesting your city or town
hosts an annual "Be Kind To Your Neighbor Day!"
There's a lot of potential in doing what our Lord tells us...and "That's not news, but
it too is reality," as Peter Truman of the Globl News used to say.
"There is SALVATION in NO ONE ELSE! There is NO OTHER NAME in all of heaven for people to call on TO SAVE THEM!" [Portions of Acts 4:11&12] Jesus is the One to call upon! He said about Himself, "I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life, no one gets to the Father except by Me!" John 14:6
"Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and you will be saved!" Acts 16:31
About our fellowship..Here you will find information concerning our church and its ministries. We hope you find your time spent here a blessing. Our church is a warm and loving fellowship, and we want you to feel comfortable and at liberty to call on us for anything you need. Feel free to browse through the various areas of our website and learn about us.
If you are considering relocating to our area, we would love to have you be our guest for Sunday School and worship.
When you visit our church, you will find:
Saturday, June 25 11:00am - 3:00pm
Hotdogs & hamburgers, macaroni & potato salad, beverages, and Strawberry Shortcake!