I am so blest to be a part of a church that has so many wonderful Sunday School teachers. This past Sunday Del taught from Hebrews 3. Here are verses 1 and 2
Therefore, holy brothers, you who share in a heavenly calling, consider Jesus, the apostle and high priest of our confession, who was faithful to him who appointed him just as Moses also was faithful in all God's house.
Del called our attention to phrase, consider Jesus. How often do we stop and consider all that Jesus has done for us. I know I don't ever consider long at all, all that has been done for me by Jesus.
The same word is used in verse 24 of chapter 10.
And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works,
The same word! How long have you and I stopped to consider how to stir each other up to love and good works??
Here goes some stirring!
One of my friends gets the laundry of a mother of 6 and does it each week. Is there a mother near you that could use a little help?
What day of the month is your birthday? Do something on that day every month for someone.
Let your church secretary know you are thankful for all she does! Make her a meal or send her a card.
Is there a elementary public school near you? You could go to the principle and ask if there is a class that needs a room mother. If you have the time you could be the room mother. Think of the joy you would bring the teacher and all her students!
October is Pastor Appreciation Month. Make a list now of all the Pastors you know. Hallmark makes cards for you to give them. We pray every Sunday for all the PCA pastors in AR and some in surrounding states. I am sure they would like to hear from us that we are praying. How about your missionaries that are pastors?? Write them letter. Are there things that your missionaries can't get in the countries they live in? I just had my friend, Jessica, say that she can't get spatulas in Italy. I plan to mail her some!
Do you plan to do 30 days of giving in November?? Start thinking now. Another option is to give 30 ways in November.
I believe the saying by Eric Liddel "I believe God made me for a purpose, but he also made me fast. And when I run I feel His pleasure."
God made us for good works and I think when we do good works we feel His pleasure!
Consider now how you can stir up one another!!