Tuesday, November 20, 2012

LEADER: showing mercy

Jude 1:22-23 NLT

And you must show mercy to those whose faith is wavering. Rescue others by snatching them from the flames of judgment. Show mercy to still others, but do so with great caution, hating the sins that contaminate their lives.

 

Showing mercy is what we do at The Community Fellowship and at every church.  You may not be at the church building on a daily, but we do this every Sunday and every opportunity we have.  This week has been one of those times where this is very evident and strong.  No, we can't help every person.  But we are making a difference in many, many lives which is awesome.  

 

We show mercy in lots of ways: listening, sharing food or clothing or other benevolent help, prayer, showing concern, connecting people with other help, and much more.  It is incredible to make people the priority.  

 

Literally when we help people, by showing mercy, we are snatching people from the flames of judgment and of hell.  Two people accepted Jesus this week, and that is what it is all about.  By showing mercy we are extending the hands and Jesus to serve others.  We are demonstrating the love of God to our community and far beyond.

 

That is my commitment and the commitment I will continue to lead us, the Dream Center and on our partners on.  This IS God's call and vision for the church and my life.  I get a little passionate about this.  But you know that.

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