Underneath all that you do (your job, friendships, and relationships) runs the river of this calling to be the light of the world, to be the ambassador of God to this culture and generation. God looks at all the good done in His name and uses it for things we cannot imagine.
Listen to the message on April 24, 2016 here:
Numbers 18:19 19 Whatever is set aside from the holy offerings the Israelites present to the Lord I give to you and your sons and daughters as your perpetual share. It is an everlasting covenant of salt before the Lord for both you and your offspring.”
Isaiah 49:6 he says: “It is too small a thing for you to be my servant to restore the tribes of Jacob and bring back those of Israel I have kept. I will also make you a light for the Gentiles, that my salvation may reach to the ends of the earth.”
Matthew 5:13-16 13 “You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot.
14 “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. 16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.
Exodus 19:3-6 3 Then Moses went up to God, and the Lord called to him from the mountain and said, “This is what you are to say to the descendants of Jacob and what you are to tell the people of Israel: 4 ‘You yourselves have seen what I did to Egypt, and how I carried you on eagles’ wings and brought you to myself. 5 Now if you obey me fullyand keep my covenant, then out of all nations you will be my treasured possession. Although the whole earth is mine, 6 you[a] will be for me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation.’ These are the words you are to speak to the Israelites.”
Galatians 6:9 9 Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.
Jonah 4:2 I knew that you are a gracious and compassionate God, slow to anger and abounding in love, a God who relents from sending calamity.
Pub Sessions Questions:
1. Have you ever resolved to do something good and came to the conclusion that your act of love, kindness and generosity did not yield the results you were hoping for? It could be that you volunteered time and resources for a cause, or extended friendship and understanding to a person, but you just didn’t feel like your efforts were making a difference. Tell us a specific story. How did this make you feel?