There are so many things to praise God for in looking back over yesterday at Boones Creek Bible Church! One of which was the official beginning of the Love Works initiative! Through loving God with all our heart and our neighbor (Matthew 22:37-39), we want to reach the world around us for the cause of Christ. With the Great Commission as our authority (Matthew 28:18-20) and Jesus Christ our example (Mark 10:45), we desire to accomplish the following goals:
- Express the love of God through works of kindness and compassion (Matthew 9: 36-38; 25:40; James 1:27; Jude 22)
- Share the Gospel of Christ with as many people as possible (Mark 16:15; Acts 1:8)
- Impact our community as a body of Christ (Matthew 5:16)
In the days and months to come, we will be fulfilling these goals in feeding the poor, serving others in the public schools, public offices, restaurants, and college campuses, going door-to-door, serving through our Sunday School classes, basketball tournament, community clean-up, etc. The response of our people was so very encouraging today!! Thanks for all your suggestions as well!
A great illustration from Scripture as to how love works is found in the account of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:25-37). We as a body of believers will do as Jesus said, “Go and do likewise” (10:37). Love works, and it all begins in earnest next Sunday in the community around our church!!