Scripture Reading: Life among the Believers
On this shepherds Sunday, it’s certainly fitting that we lift up this text from the book of Acts that is a description of the activities and ministries that those early disciples took part in.
One of the greatest challenges for the church, past and present, is understanding our role in the world and each member’s part in that mission. The purpose of the church is not simply to sustain itself, but rather the purpose of the church is to give away what it has to the world. We’re talking about our time, our energy, our prayer, our compassion, our insights, our experience and of course we’re talking about our love. We seek to do what was modeled long ago in a far-off land when our ancestors paved the way and faith, bearing witness by doing things.