Strengthening Your With-ness
- Written by Lon Lorton Lon Lorton
"STRENGTHENING YOUR WITH-NESS"
Rev. Lon Lorton
October 16, 2016
Can you recall the last time you really enjoyed a good time with someone?
How is your Christian with-ness?
“A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.” [Proverb 17:17]
“By this we know love, that Jesus Christ laid down His life for us, and we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers.” [1 John 3:16]
What does Christian with-ness look like? Hint - read Hebrews 13:1-8
Let brotherly love continue:
- Show hospitality to strangers.
- Remember those in prison.
- Remember those who are mistreated.
- Let your lifestyle be an example to others.
- Honor marriage.
- Be generous and content.
Recognize God’s gift of Himself – that He has promised to never leave or forsake us.
Encourage your leaders and imitate them (with a discerning spirit).
A Pastor's Prayer
Lord, You have given me a great blessing and an awesome responsibility! Help me to be worthy. Grant me the ability to counsel wisely and well. Grace me with strength to practice what I preach and courage to live always in Your light, with opportunities to lead others to You. And may everything I do be done in Your name, Lord. Amen.