- The Orphan
What is the church called to look like in this divided climate?
Matthew 9: 35 – 38
- Preaching Kingdom of God
- Signs following this (miraculous God should expect miracles)
Vs 36 He was sympathetic toward those who were weary and laying down for no shepherd.
- Orphan spirit
- No government that represents them
- Race with no police force that is protecting them.
- Shame will not come into a church
- Jesus moved by compassion
- disgust and their actions and behaviors.
Interview people this morning to see how we can combat this
Pray for workers that is what you have dedicated yourselves to
- Explain prayer missionaries
Working toward life and in nursing homes.
2. Something to offer
Luke 11: 5 – 13
Dark days or midnight hour is here.
Nothing to offer.
1. No compassion
2. No expectancy for changes in lives
3. No resources for those around us who are hungry.
When we ask the Lord of the harvest, we will have something to offer to others.
- Mollie Hurt and Feed One
- What is Feed One?
- What is the global impact of $10?
3. Ask Not, Have Not.
Ask the Lord of the Harvest
Ask for the Holy Spirit to come
We will make a difference to those who are weak without a shepherd and laying down in this midnight hours
Wess Stafford wrote about a teacher assigned to work with a hospitalized schoolchild on nouns and adverbs. Arriving at the hospital, she was taken to the burn unit. She had to scrub and put on sterile attire, and she found the schoolboy in pain. The teacher felt apprehensive, but she told the boy, “I’m the special visiting hospital teacher, and your teacher sent me to help you with your nouns and adverbs.” She went through the material with him and then left, feeling little had been accomplished.
The next morning when she returned, the nurses met her and said, “Since you were here yesterday his whole attitude has changed. He’s fighting back, responding to treatment…it’s as though he’s decided to live.”
What had happened? The boy himself later explained: “They wouldn’t send a special teacher to work on nouns and adverbs with a dying boy, now, would they?”1
Sometimes we impart hope to others by just showing up with compassion and doing what we can in the name of Christ. When we do what we can, He will bless what we do and all we do.
There is something fundamentally wrong with claiming to love God without a passion to love