“Doing Your Best for God”
by Dee Dowdy
If you have ever worked in an organization that has more than a couple of employees, I am sure you noticed a truth: some people work hard while others just “skate by.” If you were the one who did your best, you probably got very irritated with the slacker(s) because they still got paid while you carried the load.
But is that the way things should be in the church? It has been said that twenty percent of the members of any church do one hundred percent of the mission and ministry work of the church and give almost all the money. Meanwhile the other eighty percent just come to services, enjoy worship and go home.
Fortunately, we have many more than twenty percent at RBCFUMC that work hard to serve Christ and for that I am thankful! But for those who are not involved in the life of the church, let me encourage you to get connected through the various venues of ministry we have here at this church. For example, help us get the word out about our new “30 Minute Thursday” worship service.
Also, let us be sure that we do our very best for God when we undertake any ministry. If we volunteer to do something, let’s be sure that we follow through. And let us remember that while we may not always get the results we want that nothing we ever do for God is for naught!
Denial of Self and a Time of Prayer for Lent
During the season of Lent, it has been customary for Christians to observe a time of denial of self. For some, they give up broccoli or liver (things they hate), but that is not the true intention of the season. The idea is to fast (to deny the flesh) and to spend that time in prayer. I am asking for our entire church to give up one meal a day (if your health allows) and to spend that time in prayer. I am asking that you pray for the following: (1) God will lead new faces to our church that need to know Christ, (2) God will use the people of this church to share the Gospel with others by telling others about God’s grace through Christ, (3) On Easter Sunday morning this year that someone will come to our church and accept Christ as Lord and Savior. Will you do this?
January 31, 2020
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