We often refer to the church as the family of God, and it is, but what does it mean that Jesus is our brother?
we need to cultivate this attitude of thankfulness as we sing praises to God
The sacrifice of praise as recorded in Hebrews 13:15 is thankfulness.
Jesus did associate with these people in order to teach and preach the gospel
One of the criticisms that Jesus’ enemies employed was that He ate with publicans and sinners…This criticism was leveled at Jesus because he associated with these people to teach them the gospel.
There are not many actions that we can take that will have an eternal impact, because so much of what we do concerns the mundane. However, we should take advantage of every opportunity to be involved in spiritual events because we are affecting matters of eternal importance! Will you invite your friends to our gospel meeting this week? Will you attend the gospel meeting this week? Some soul out there may say in eternity, “The most significant event in my life was when I was invited to the gospel meeting at the church of Christ.”
We want you and all your friends and family to come to our gospel meeting beginning next week with Chris Hooten! This coming Saturday, we will be having our stew supper, and that will be an opportunity for you to get to meet Chris and know him a bit better.
The goal of this and all our efforts is to participate in God’s eternal purpose of building up His church (Ephesians 3:11)! God wants as many people to go to heaven as can possibly go, but He has left us responsible for taking the gospel to others (Matthew 28:18-20).
Because the kingdom of God is God’s people, we need to be busy serving God’s people. In my studies, I ran across Proverbs 18:1. The English Standard Version translates it like this: “Whoever isolates himself seeks his own desire; he breaks out against all sound judgment.” Because the kingdom of God is people, we are not to isolate ourselves but be part of the citizenry of the kingdom by participating in its activities. We value God’s kingdom—Christians—by giving ourselves away to others!