Serving With Your Whole Heart

This Weeks Lesson
It was very encouraging to hear the answers to the 1st question concerning what you would do for God if you knew you could not fail. It is apparent that a lot of the class has a heart to serve others. There are so many ways to serve others we will not have trouble finding ways to satisfy the passion that is your hearts. Next week Bill will share some details about the upcoming “Love One Another” project.This is a community supported outreach and anyone with a heart to serve can get involved.
If you are still not sure what your passion is ask yourself these questions;

  • What makes me weep?
  • What makes me pound the table?
  • What gives me joy?
  • What do I ache to see god accomplish?

These are a few questions that will shine a light into the depth of your heart.

My passion is for people to not just be saved but to become disciples of Christ.

“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.””
(Matt. 28.19-20, NIV)

To be a disciple of Christ is to be His follower and sit under His teaching. It is easy to identify how many people have made a decision for Christ or been baptized in any given church today, but how many of those people are real disciples? That is not easy to identify.
The next part of the great commission is to “teach them to obey” God’s commands. How can they live a life worthy of His calling (Eph 4:1) unless they understand the expectations?
This is the passion of my heart, that our class can be a “flotation device” to those who are struggling in this vast ocean of life.

Isn’t it neat that Pastor Ed had a message about the “good Samaritan” Sunday after we discussed how we need to be alert to the needs of others around us. Let us not be so busy that we miss the next opportunity that God gives us to assist someone.

Next Week
We are going to have a fill in the blank quiz on our six memory verses so be warned.
We will then begin a four part series called “Money Wise” that all classes will be going through.

Last but Not Least
There were several people missing Sunday. Take a moment to call somone you missed during the week and encourage them to be with us Sunday.
Thanks Fay for the snack Sunday. It was delicious.

ALSO:

  • Focus on your thirty day goal. How are you doing?
  • Keep on with your daily reading and devotions. Spending quality time with God daily is key to a good relationship.
  • Hide God’s Word in your heart through scripture memorization and meditation.

“Then you will understand what is right and just
and fair—every good path.
For wisdom will enter your heart,
and knowledge will be pleasant to your soul.
Discretion will protect you,
and understanding will guard you.”
(Prov. 2:9-11, NIV)

May the Lord richly bless you each one,
Paul

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