Pleasing God, Making Disciples of Jesus Christ

Community Outreach


Matthew 25:35-36 – For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.

Saved To Love

If I were to sit down with you and ask, “Why did God save us?” I am sure we would dialogue along answers such as; to display His grace and glory, to make us like His Son, to show the world God’s love, to free us from His wrath, to forgive us our sins, and to take us to heaven to enjoy His presence forever. Those are legitimate Biblical answers to why God displayed His amazing and saving grace in His plan of salvation. However, I think there is a reason above all of these. Yes, I know the chief end of all things is the glory of God, but what I am about to share accomplishes this end and does so more than anything else we may do in the Christian life.

Entering Our Hurting Worlds

We need to catch the repeated phrase in Solomon’s words found in today’s scripture. They are the saddest words which may be ever said by a people; ‘no one to comfort them.’ And for the church of Jesus Christ, it is the severest of indictments to receive. The worst assessment the world could ever say of us who profess to know and follow the God who is love is ‘they don’t care.’