September 5, 2019
Scripture Gen. 41: 25-38 - Micah 6:8 Mathew 14:13-21 -
What does the Lord require of you?
Some thoughts about this message from our guest Speker, Tom Neufeld:
"This, of course, is the famous line from the lesser prophet Micah. The message of the lesser prophets reminds the chosen people to stop exploiting others and to do justice. It's like they are contemporary western citizens from our time!
The others texts will tell the story of Joseph revealing the truth of Phaoroh's dreams and Jesus feeding the 5000. These stories direct our thoughts to the action that inspired CFGB to be created out of a group of MCC operatives in the 1970s.
My hope is to stimulate us all to think about how we can become action figures who respond in service to Christ's model as opposed to being sales agents who market the gospel. Servanthood living is the best way to demonstrate the love of Christ and be faithful Christians. I actually met Mother Teresa in Calcutta once, and she said to us, "spread the gospel; use words if necessary." We should be doing the Christian life and not talking about the Christian life. This is discipleship.
Another hope is to engage the congregation into supporting the local CFGB Grow Hope initiative in Campden. I think it would be great to have people come out to see what MCC/CFGB is doing locally and how they can be part of it. (September 15/19 is the celebration day at the Dyck farm in Campden.)"
Preached at Scott Street Church, on Sunday, August 18, 2019
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