Imagine with me that your job on a ship is to polish the ship. One day your ship is sinking slowly, would you continue polish the ship? There is no right answer to this question. If you answered you would continue to polish the ship then you would be doing your duties. If you answered no then you are probably trying to save the ship. What is more important is that we continue to do something . The world is on their way down if they don’t look up and believe in Him, then they are on the way to hell. But we can’t feel like the ship is too far gone. We have to continue to polish the sinking ship to show the other people onboard the ship, that even when everything is falling apart and sinking, we still trust in the Lord. That is why you continue to polish the ship or try to save the ship even when it is sinking. The importance is that we need to show people we believe in God. Most of the time doing these things we do every day that to us seem mundane, but it is to show others in our workplaces, schools and everywhere that someone cares about them. God cares about them and everything they do matters. The world is sinking and we must try to lead people to the cross. That when the ship finally does sink they will not die the second death and live forever more with Him. This is why it is important to do the mundane and show the love of God in our workplaces and schools. So this week let’s remember to shine the light of Jesus everywhere.
Like we talked about last week, we as a church have become too complacent because, it has been close to 2000 years since people have walked with Jesus. We would rather stay in four walls and fight about whether we should listen to contemporary music or hymns, read the King James or all the other versions. When 3,865 Languages need Bible Translations. They’re not going to get the King James Version ,they just need a version of the Bible. We need to stop fighting over the little stuff as long as we don’t disagree on our core beliefs, we should be able to be the church. We don’t need to be boycotting other Churches because they don’t use your version of choice and don’t listen to the same music. Something that I decided to think ,was that I would not consider any other Christian website as a competitor but, as fellow labor’s. I have thought about it like that since the beginning of this website, if the church thought about it like this we wouldn’t have a problem with the church,I mean Christian people as a whole, not being the church. If we were not separated in separate churches imagine how much more we could do if we would come together as a church. We could make a movement like the first church made reaching so many people that did not know about Jesus. We need to be the church that reaches people who have needs and meet their needs, then give them the gospel. This is one of the best ways to give the gospel to someone by setting a good example of showing the light of Jesus through serving. Henry Morton Stanley an atheist reporter who followed David Livingstone across Africa, started as an atheist and left as a Christian. David Livingstone really showed the light of Jesus through serving. So stop fighting about things that won’t matter when we get to heaven, go be the church and show the light of Jesus through us
This week I want to start off with a verse,”So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.” Genesis 1:27 God created us in his image so we could have a friendship with Him. He created us to long for a friendship with Him. To put it more clearly he put a cross shaped hole in your heart and that hole makes you feel empty when the noise stops around you. Do you try to fill the crossed shaped hole in your heart with all the things the world says will make you happy? They will not make you happy, because the only thing that can satisfy the feelings of emptiness is Jesus Christ. He also created us to have certain things pull at our heart strings and that might be where he wants you to minister. George Müller felt a pull toward the poor people of the world. One day he was walking down the street when a little girl with her little brother on her shoulders asked him for a pence to buy dinner for her and her brother. He asked her about her parents, she said, that they both died in the bubonic plague and left her with nothing. This absolutely broke George and from that day forward he worked to make the Ashley Down orphanage. So, where is God calling you to minister? May be he is not calling you to start a ministry but he maybe calling you to pack a shoebox for Samaritan’s Purse or serve in your local church. Or maybe he is calling you to start a ministry. Maybe this week you can feel that the cross shaped hole in your heart is empty then you can fill it by clicking the gospel button below.