Posts Tagged ‘Serving’

PATRICK.

Feast day 17th March.

Happy Saint Patricks Day?

Patrick was no weakling, he was planning his escape probably from the day he was taken in what was the remains of Roman Britain? But it took some courage to return to a pagan land in the hope of converting the Irish to Christianity?

Many had tried before with little success, but Patrick was a man of vision and he was also a born-again Christian like many today both within the both the Protestant and Catholic Church?

Drink and debauchery will mark many of the celebrations today of what has become a traditional holiday, but there are as many Patrick’s around the world serving in great isolated and dangerous places as once Ireland was!

Romans 12:11,  1 Corinthians 15:8-10,  1 Timothy 1:15-16,  Titus 3;3,  1 Peter 1:12.

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Conduct. One.

Not what we once Were!

When we have come to know Jesus as our Lord and Saviour, there has to be a change in our mental attitudes? We are no longer the person we were, but now are more centred on God and following our Lord!

The Apostle Paul speaks to the early Churches about the need to keep their conduct pure or clean in Christ, we must not look back and act the way we were? Sadly today there are many who encompass themselves in Church activity and in the process loose sight of Jesus and what is expected of us by Jesus?

Colossians 3:1-25,  Romans 12:1-2,  Hebrews 10:26-29,  32-38.

Love. Part-Three.

The cost of Serving.

Believers have to serve and be served, if we refuse to do things in love we are of no profit to Jesus. Love cannot be mear words and noises from our mouths, it has to be actions expressed.

There are many oders in Christianity, of all the different kinds from Europe to the middle-east, the Americas to Russia and the far-east and they place the practice of faith in actions of love and kindness, sometimes at the cost of death.

The Apostle Paul said much to the eary Ekklesia about the need to practise love and we should take a few leaves from his fourrtenn letters of the New Testament?

1 Corinthians 14:1,  Galatians 5:22-26,  Philemon 8-10,  James 5:20,  1 John 3:1, 16.

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