A couple questions for today…
– Who needs me that I don’t even know?
– Are we just as ready to sacrifice to help those who will never do anything for us?
“With so much soap, why are there so many dirty people in the world? Christianity, like soap, must be personally applied if it is to make a difference in our lives.”
– Billy Graham
- 75% of the earth’s surface is covered with water, but 790 million are without clean water to drink
Plenty of food yet every second a person dies of hunger
- 939,000 Facebook posts and comments every minute yet people are still lonely
- The self-help industry is worth 11 billion dollars but people still have problems
- Over 50,000 marriage counselors and therapists but people are still getting divorced
- Over 14,000 drug rehab/treatment facilities but people are still addicted
Plenty of commercials this holiday season will encourage us to spend more, eat more, decorate more, etc. So at Church 29:11 we want to encourage everyone to look outward more.
- Thanksgiving outreach
- Remember the homeless – you can give to the Jimmy Hale Mission, $20 feeds 10 homeless people this Thanksgiving.
- To help supply the emergency shelter at Restoration Ministries contact Lexie Bear
- Those trapped in the sex trade – you can support and give to A21, a ministry actually rescuing them
- Pray earnestly over Amber alerts
- Do something for disaster victims – you can give to and support Refuel Ministry, that goes into disaster-impacted areas and feeds those displaced and the teams responders
- Bless and reach into 3rd world countries – missions trip interest meeting on 11/17/19 @12:30, or text “Romania” or “missions trip” to 205-476-2911 for more info
- Pray for persecuted Christians – Open Doors
- Royal Chicks Operation Christmas Blessing – text 205-504-2576 for more info
- Kentucky Christmas Blessing, deadline for toys is 12/1
“Authentic Christianity is more about what we give than what we get. Our giving doesn’t earn us our salvation, of course, but it’s a joyful response to a God who gave everything for us. Christians should be the most generous and selfless people on the planet. Sadly, we’re often known as the stingiest and most selfish (ask any non-Christian who’s worked at a restaurant). The Gospel calls us to die to ourselves so that others may live and to put something bigger than ourselves above ourselves. If you give your life away, you find it. When you die to yourself, something greater rises.”
– Carey Nieuwhof