Monday, June 17, 2013

Chew on this...

From the book Loving God by Charles Colson, he quotes William Temple: “The church is the only cooperative society in the world that exists for the benefits of its non-members.” Pray for our church to be reaching out for those who “don’t belong” not just attracting neighbors who are bored with their old church. “Isn’t it interesting that Jesus didn’t set up an office in the temple and wait for people to come to Him for counseling? Instead, He went to them – to the homes of the most notorious sinners, to the places where He would most likely encounter the handicapped and sick, the needy, the outcasts of society.” “Our presence in a place of need is more powerful than a thousand sermons. Being there is our witness.” Pray that our presence is more than inside the church walls on Sunday morning that we are meeting the needs of our community. Go and be the hands and feet of God! ~ Frances

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