1 John 3:17 - Ways to Care and Share in a Pandemic.
1 John 3:17 (ESV) If anyone has the
worlds goods and sees his brother in need, yet
closes his heart against him, how does Gods love
abide in him?
God has given you unique talents, gifts,
abilities, and skills. But those things weren't given
for your benefit. They were given to you for the
benefit of others. And, despite the need to stay
closer to home these days, theres never been a
better time to put those gifts to work as you obey
Gods command to love your neighbor.
Meeting needs and serving other people is
love in action. The Bible says in 1 John 3:17,
"If anyone has the worlds goods and sees his
brother in need, yet closes his heart against him,
how does Gods love abide in him?" (ESV).
Ive heard about a lot of innovative
ways people have been serving their neighborhoods
since the pandemic began. When you go to the
grocery store, you can check with your neighbors,
especially older ones, to see if they need anything.
Offer to mow someones lawn or wash their car.
Maybe someone has questions about their kids
schooling, their taxes, or a car problem that you are
uniquely gifted to answer.
Food always opens doors! Make a meal for
someone or drop off donuts for a family.
Bring the newspaper to their door. Offer
to pull weeds or help with an outdoor project.
Share your number so people can text you with a
need. I heard of one family that even posted a QR
code on mailboxes to join a group for support
during the pandemic. You can also invite people to
watch your church service online and talk with
them about it after.
Most importantly, theres one way you
can serve your neighbors that will meet their
greatest need: Share with them about how much God
loves them and how Jesus Christ died to save
You need to learn how to explain to your
neighbors how they can become friends with Jesus. It's
not that hard, friends. You share with them that
their past can be forgiven, that they can have a
purpose for living, and that they can have a home in
heaven. You build a bridge of love between your
heart and theirs with a barbecue or a driveway
conversation, and you let Jesus walk across.
The most important way you can love your
neighbor is to introduce them to Jesus. Make the most
of every opportunity to serve the people around
you in love so they can learn about the greatest
love theyll ever know. [Daily Devotional by
Rick Warren: https://pastorrick.com/devotional/]
LINKS FOR FURTHER STUDY ON THIS TOPIC
James 2:17 - Faith and Works:
Matthew 25:31-46 - The Parable Of The Sheep
And Goats The Final Judgment:
If anyone has a paraphrase, commentary or
testimony on this passage of Scripture, either
personal or otherwise, I would be interested in
hearing from you. Thanks in advance and let's keep
uplifting Jesus that all might be drawn to Him. Fred
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Most Important Decision in Life:
A Man without Equal by Bill Bright:
Seeking God Made Real:
Prayer Made Real:
Importance of Choice:
http://creationhealth.com/CREATION-Health/Choice [click on video]
Medical Seminar on Healthful Living by David
DeRose, MD, MPH:
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Adventist World Radio (currently live):
Hope Awakens by John Bradshaw of IIW:
The Last Day of Prophecy by Pastor Doug
Prophecies Decoded by Pastor Ron Clouzet: