My brothers keeper????

So a while ago a very well known minister posted the following statement:

“It’s not my job to produce results. But it is my job to lay my hands on the sick, the oppressed, and to preach the Gospel.”

….and whilst in principle the statement is good, solid and correct, it caused me to think about how a some ministry is happening today in a way that I struggle to see the heart of Christ.

Matthew 14:14 (New King James Version)

14 And when Jesus went out He saw a great multitude; and He was moved with compassion for them, and healed their sick.

We as the church need to stop wanting a “show” of miracles and getting the “latest teaching” and get back to  taking the gospel to the streets where the lost, broken multitudes are. And we need to do so with hearts full of compassion, ready to sacrifice our lifestyles and ministry’s if needed.

………….and we do not have to look very far, because if we really open our eyes and hearts we will see so much we could do for a brother or sister. Whilst it may put you at risk, that is normally the best place to be so that God can move because we cannot.

Acts 4:34 (New King James Version)

34 Nor was there anyone among them who lacked; for all who were possessors of lands or houses sold them, and brought the proceeds of the things that were sold,

…………. so when last has this happened amongst us ??????

This is part of the new season we are moving into, where our hearts are softened beyond what would be considered sensible by todays standards.


da pope

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