It is amazing to me how little effort we Christians commonly put into our work and service for Christ. When the world puts on a dinner for a band of politicians, a red carpet premier for an ensemble of actors, or an awards banquet for a varied group of athletes, the world pulls out all the stops. They give attention to every detail of their programs, they tirelessly rehearse every aspect of their events, and they tenaciously promote and defend the importance of their causes. But in reality their causes mean next to nothing compared to the surpassing greatness of the Person we Christians claim to serve and promote. It is a shame that for much of the church “okay” is good enough. There was a time when Christians were expected to give Christ their best, whether it was their time, their effort, or their sacrifice. And it’s past time to bring that expectation back. So this week, give God your best. Go the extra mile, spend the extra dollar, and stay the extra hour to make your service to Jesus Christ the best it can possibly be.
-- Pastor Mike
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This Month for a Donation of Any Amount:
Someone is looking up to you for leadership. You may not think of yourself as a leader, but stop and reflect for a moment on those who rely on you. When was the last time you took deliberate action toward cultivating and nurturing your skills as a spiritual leader? Our leadership role, of course, originates with kingdom authority and ultimately we have to answer to God for how we lead. This month we are recommending a book by Oswald Sanders called Spiritual Leadership. This timeless classic delivers principles of excellence for every believer to fulfill your role as a spiritual leader.