Newsletter: January 12

January 12, 2018 at 1:02 pm Categories: E-newsletter

 

January 12, 2018

The Message is Hope

First Alliance Church

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When I think about Jesus, one of the aspects about Him I am continually astounded by is how much of a servant he was during his time on earth. And specifically, how hospitable he was.

He was constantly serving others, healing others, and engaging people where they needed help the very most.  

Jesus was clearly very concerned about other’s physical needs – even whether they were hungry or not! Jesus fed thousands of people two separate times in his ministry! How incredible is that? And it was around the dinner table that he showed his disciples, and all of us, “the full extent of his love” as he broke bread with them during the Last Supper, and washed all of their feet – even the feet of the one who betrayed him.

If we are followers of Christ, we are going to be occupied by serving others, showing hospitality to others, and concerning ourselves with the physical needs of others.

The more we become like Jesus, the more we will realize that it’s through simple selfless acts of service that people can glimpse His love.

One of the things I love about our church is that it is full of so many wonderful people who serve. Here are a few examples:

  • We have an incredible Meals Ministry Team – they provide meals to people who are sick, recovering from surgery, just had babies, etc. They are such blessing to folks who need help!
  • We have a Men’s Service Team – they get together usually once per month and help people with projects around their house that they might have a hard time doing on their own. They have helped so many people over the years.
  • We have a fantastic Hospitality Team for our Sunday morning services – they get the coffee going, greet folks as they are coming in the doors (many for the first time), and help people find what they need to find at church. This team is essential to having a warm, kind, loving, and welcoming church.

And these are just a few examples of what we have here at FAC in regard to serving others. Are you looking for ways to serve others? Are you looking for ways to follow in the example of Jesus by helping others in practical ways? If so, let me know! I can help plug you in. The great thing about it is that it’s really quite easy. And we need your help! So, if you have questions regarding how you can join one of these awesome teams, email me – gabe.lawson@faclex.com Or if you have a passion about prayer, or youth, or music, or technology, let me know! I would love to see how God can use you to build up the body of Christ.

Gabe Lawson

Pastor of Discipleship and Care

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