In Matthew 25:31-46, Jesus calls his followers to action through His command to passionately meet the needs of others. In this powerful passage, the Lord comes to judge the nations by separating the sheep (the faithful) from the goats (the faithless).
The faithful respond to the needs of people and are gathered up into glory. The faithless ignore the needs of others and experience some of the strongest language of judgment in the Bible. We live in a world of pressing need.
Then the King will say to those on his right, “Come, you who are blessed of My Father, take your inheritance the Kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world.
For I was hungry, and you gave me something to eat...
Approximately 850 million people across the world are hungry.
...I needed clothes and you clothed me...
Approximately 2.7 billion people in the world live on less than $2 a day.
...I was sick, and you looked after me...
1.4 million children every year die from dysentery, which is easily preventable by simple sanitation.
...I was in prison, and you came to visit me.” -Matthew 25:34-36
More than 9.8 million people around the world are in prison, where they struggle with loneliness, rejection, and the cost of their crimes.
God expresses his passion for those in need through the actions of those willing to act in the name of Christ.
How are you going to respond to the needs of the world? Do you feel a special call to care for the hungry, the sick, the poor, or the imprisoned?
Write me and share the needs that you see and know that God wants you to meet.
Integrity is aligning your inner life and outward life into a seamless whole person. Is your integrity aligned? Find out here.
Where do you need to grow in integrity in your life? Dare to Ask God to make your life look more like Jesus’ and be amazed as He begins to answer your prayer through repentance and joy!
We can be a reflection of Christ to others by living lives of integrity. Join us as we start our new series on Integrity.
As we wrap up our series on “Family Priority,” would you join us in prayer for you and your family to grow in understanding of God’s design for families?
You have an opportunity to reflect God to a world who desperately needs to see faithfulness and fidelity lived out. What is your greatest challenge?
Is your family reflecting the image of God? Check out what the Bible says about your place in God’s design for family.
Since Family is God’s idea and design, we have a calling to be diligent about pointing our family members to Him. Need help with ideas on how you can be more intentional with your family? Read these tips!
Does your family practice good communication and affection with one another? Check out this weeks post!
Strong families have strong commitments and enjoy spending time with one another. Take time to do this with your family today!
There will be a day that we will be in perfect relationship with God and with our Christian brothers and sisters. Are you in the family of God?
Everyone who receives Christ and believes in His name is a member of the family of God. Have you received Jesus in your life?
Hallelujah! We get to celebrate Christ’s resurrection this Easter! I have seen the tomb, the accounts are true: It is empty!