If your church was to suddenly disappear would anyone notice?
Reference: v. 26.26b I am convinced that none of this has escaped his notice, because it was not done in a corner. (NIV Bible)
Explore: There is a question that churches are encouraged to ask themselves: 'If your church was to suddenly disappear would anyone notice?' It's the question to see if we are making any difference in our communities. It is so easy as a church community to get so caught up in our own business and serving our own needs that we forget about our local community and the impact a group of people could have on helping overseas aid too.
Application: Jesus' ministry was not kept under-wraps. Even through the gospel of Mark when Jesus tells people not to tell others about him, the news still spreads and many people still came to hear him speak and follow him.
Do we keep our faith under-wraps? Do we confine our acts of worship to a Sunday morning? Paul gave a great example of living each day to worship God. There are often challenges and we easily fall into focusing on our own selfish ambitions but whenever we get the chance we should be open and honest about our faith and let our actions speak volumes.
Prayer: Lord, you gave everything for us and we have so little to offer in return. We are broken and struggling but You desire us anyway. Thank you. Amen.
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This article was written by Linda Bailey
Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.