Monday, May 1, 2017

Faith In Action, a great day!

Today was another first.  It was a day of excellence and huge strides.  To look over our church family serving always gets to me.

We partnered with a local church, Rich Acers Christian Church and Pastor Tim Hunt, in their Faith In Action day with 10 mission projects across our community.  Together our churches worked in several different ways and places across our community.  The purpose was to share the love of God by making a difference.

Some people were painting for a local ministry.  Some were doing some carpentry.  Some were washing cars.  Some were cleaning parks.  Some were taking flowers to nursing homes or food to a housing complex.  Some packed care packages for military personnel oversees and local public safety workers.

Each and every act of service was literally the church leaving the building to be the church.  Through acts of kindness and service we have shown people and ourselves that God is good.

How can we continue this event of Faith In Action?   We can do this by serving the people who are around us today and this week.  Maybe that is buying a meal for someone at a restaurant or buying groceries for someone in need.  Maybe this is mowing a yard or helping a neighbor with a project. 

We serve others because Christ served.  We speak words of life and kindness because we are called to encourage people, and through our serving and sharing others will see and hear God.

Take some time today to continue to life out, to be the church, to let your Faith In Action continue!

James 2:14-16  NLT

What good is it, dear brothers and sisters, if you say you have faith but don’t show it by your actions? Can that kind of faith save anyone?  Suppose you see a brother or sister who has no food or clothing, and you say, “Good-bye and have a good day; stay warm and eat well”—but then you don’t give that person any food or clothing. What good does that do?

James 2:26  NLT

Just as the body is dead without breath, so also faith is dead without good works.

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