Day 6, Saturday, November 10, 2018
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Day 5, Friday, November 9, 2018
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Day 4, Thursday, November 8, 2018
Day 3 -Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Let’s pick up where we left off yesterday. We are talking about being a doer of the Word. The best way to do that is walk in love!
“Love is very patient and kind, never jealous or envious, never boastful or proud, never haughty or selfish or rude. Love does not demand its own way. It is not irritable or touchy. It does not hold grudges and will hardly even notice when others do it wrong. It is never glad about injustice, but rejoices whenever truth wins out. If you love someone, you will be loyal to him no matter what the cost. You will always believe in him, always expect the best of him, and always stand your ground in defending him.” I Corinthians 13:4-8 (TLB)
How did Jesus demonstrate His Love for us? He died a horrific death on the Cross for us. We should follow that example. Not to that extreme – Jesus’ sacrifice was more than enough, but the Bible does tell us to give our lives for one another.
All that means is we have to put aside our preconceived ideas, put aside our prejudices, put aside our own feelings and insecurities and step out of our comfort zone to help those around us. Stop hesitating to share the Love of Jesus. We have to stop worrying about how people will see us or judge us. We have to stop caring about what other people think. We have to be bold in our faith, be bold in our testimony, be bold in our beliefs.
Do we really believe God’s Word? Do we really believe that Jesus is the Answer? If we do, why would we hesitate to share that answer with a hurting, crying, dying world?
Step out of the comfort zone and into the boldness that God has placed on the inside of you. Reach out and help someone in need today.
Day 2 – Tuesday, November 6, 2018
In Sunday’s teaching, Pastor Don pointed out to us that Samaria was not exactly on the way to Galilee. As a matter of fact, Jesus going through Samaria was actually the more difficult and time consuming route. But, in John 4:4 it says that Jesus needed to go to Samaria. Then of course, we learn why as we continue reading chapter 4 – to meet and save the woman at the well. Let’s stop and think about that for a minute. Jesus needed to go to Samaria because he had a purpose there. Jesus had purpose. Everything Jesus did was on purpose. He had a plan, a reason for every conversation, for every prayer, for every parable. He lived life with purpose.
As we determine to be doers of the Word, that is something we should pay close attention to – living life with purpose. The Bible tells us that God has a plan for our lives:
“I know the plans that I have for you, declares the Lord. They are plans for peace and not disaster, plans to give you a future filled with hope.” Jeremiah 29:11 (GW)
It’s up to us to find out what those plans are. The Bible is filled with instructions about finding our purpose in life. First of all, God created mankind so that He could have relationship. So, it would stand to reason that our number one purpose in life is to have right relationship with our Heavenly Father. Jesus even tells us plainly what the 2 most important commandments are:
“Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.’ 31 The second most important commandment is this: ‘Love your neighbor as you love yourself.’ There is no other commandment more important than these two.” Mark 12;30-31 (GNT)
Love the Lord Your God; Love your neighbor. That is our purpose. When you live your life as a doer of the Word, you cannot get away from those two things. When you really love God and really love people, you will fulfill your purpose.
“You are the people of God; he loved you and chose you for his own. So then, you must clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. Be tolerant with one another and forgive one another whenever any of you has a complaint against someone else. You must forgive one another just as the Lord has forgiven you. And to all these qualities add love, which binds all things together in perfect unity.” Colossians 3:12-14
It’s that simple. We have to stop overcomplicating life. Just walk in love.
Day 1 -Monday, November 5, 2018
Welcome back to Seek and Save. We are in our 5th week and our focus this week is being a doer of the Word.
On Sunday Pastor Don taught about the woman at the well. Here was a woman who was clearly not living a good life. She had been unsuccessful in her previous marriages and was in another relationship with another man. When she meets Jesus she is at a well, so clearly she is thirsty but doesn’t realize her thirst is deeper than just a need to be hydrated. She is in need of a refreshing that only God’s Word can give.
After Jesus talks with her she finally comes face to face with the reality that these issues she thought she had kept well hidden had been discovered. At this moment, she had no choice but to believe this Man knew her past and was still willing to embrace her. He knew her past and was not affected by it.
Jesus set the ultimate example of being a doer of the Word. Jesus had the cure for this woman and wasn’t afraid to share it with her. In return, the woman was not only able to forgive herself, but she even went out and shared the Word with others, offering them the cure she had just experienced.
We have access to that same cure for this hurting world. We are called to go out into the world and share the Good News with others. The same way that Jesus offered the woman a new life, He has given us a new life. We are to influence the world in which we live and work.
Be a doer of the Word everyday. Keep it at the forefront of your mind everywhere you go. When you are at the grocery store and it’s clear to see that the cashier is having a rough day, be kind and patient toward them. If someone complains about having a headache, stop and pray for them, in that moment. We can’t be comfortable knowing that we have the cure and are selfishly keeping it to ourselves. So go out and be the light, share Jesus and be a doer of the Word!