If you don’t feel called to be a minister and are wondering if your life counts for Christ - it does! You don’t have to dress in a particular wardrobe, or preach sermons, or have your name on the church sign to prove it! Read Luke 10:25-37 - the story of one person making a difference.
The Apostle Peter spoke about believers as a “royal and holy priesthood” (1 Peter 2:5 and 9). Yes, he is talking about us. If the world is going to be impacted, it will happen because we, and many others just like us, take the first step and allow the Lord to use us.
This Sunday we continue our current teaching series, “A Look in the Mirror - A Study of the Parables” as we discover truths in the Parable of the Good Samaritan. Here was a man - a Samaritan - that God used to build a simple bridge to a desperate man. That wounded man of Luke 10 represents many today who need someone to stand in the gap for them.
Bridge building must be our battle cry as a fellowship of believers. Just as the Samaritan reached out to touch someone he didn’t even know, so must we. Jesus modeled bridge building for us when he conversed with the unnamed woman at the well (John 4), Zaccheus (Luke 19), Nicodemus (John 3), and others. By reaching out, He was telling us that every person has value. After all, since people matter to God, they must matter to us.
Are you a minister? Without a doubt! Can you make a difference? Absolutely. Read Romans 15:14. This Sunday we will explore this intriguing subject of building bridges that can revolutionize the world in which we live.
I look forward to seeing you and remember you are deeply loved and appreciated!