Words to Live By from Pastor Robert Kendall
“Or what woman, having ten silver coins, if she loses one coin, does not light a lamp and sweep the house and seek diligently until she finds it? 9 And when she has found it, she calls together her friends and neighbors, saying, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found the coin that I had lost.’ 10 Just so, I tell you, there is joy before the angels of God over one sinner who repents.”
ESV, Luke 15:8-10
Time To Neighbor
We all struggle to find the time to do the things God calls us to do. As we saw on Sunday, it’s only when we align our heart to the gospel that we will find out commitments changing to enable us to share the gospel. No doubt the woman mentioned in the verses above had other things to do that day. But when she saw she was missing a coin, she changed her commitments because her heart was more with the missing coin than it was with her other plans for the day. Like the shepherd we saw on Sunday, she rejoiced when she found the coin. May we rejoice when we interact positively with our neighbors. While we may want to engage our neighbors, and we may even make time to do so, we often struggle with fear. What if they don’t want to get to know us? What do we do if we have forgotten their name? (It’s embarrassing to ask them their name for the 5th time!) What if they become clingy and are always at our home? Satan uses these fears to keep us from pursuing our neighbors. This Sunday, we will look at how God calls us to overcome these fears and engage in reaching our neighbors with the gospel.
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