The Mission of the Church
“A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.” John 13:34
A man and his wife were walking through a wheat field in Alberta, Canada, early one evening with their young son. They forgot for a moment that their son was with them, and then suddenly they realized he wasn’t there.
They searched to no avail, and then ran back to the village to get help. Many people returned with the couple to search through the night. Then one man said, “Let’s lock arms and we’ll sweep across the field.” Then there was a cry: “I found him!” And everyone rushed together to the lifeless form of the little fellow who had died of exposure.
I wonder if there are people who are going to slip into a Christless eternity because we, as a church, haven’t joined hands soon enough.
What are you doing in your church to welcome newcomers, disciple younger believers, or minister to the needs of others? Ask God to give you opportunities to redeem the 168 hours He has given you this week in selfless acts of love for others.
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Daybreak: Practicing the Presence of God
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