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Thursday, June 20, 2013

Now Is the Time

Do you or your church try to live off your history or reputation in any way? How so? (Serendipity Bible 10th Anniversary Edition, page 1255).

One key lesson taught in Christianity is that we are to be witnesses for Christ…..daily. In effect, we picture Christ asking “But what have you done for me lately?” One of the strongest witnesses for Christ I’ve ever met is Marvin Sweat, a 92 year old retired Methodist pastor. His accolades for past service could fill up a wall. Yet he never seems to encounter anyone without silently asking God, “How can I serve Jesus and this person (at whatever stage of the person’s life) at this very moment….at this present opportunity….right now?” In other words, though he has a reputation garnered over many years of service, he never yearns for a “free ride” based upon it (in fact, he deeply discounts it), and rather considers it something that pales in importance to being a faithful witness during each newly presented opportunity.

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