As we consider service this week, I would like to read James 1:17-18.
17 Every generous act of giving, with
every perfect gift, is from above,
coming down from the Father of
lights, with whom there is no
variation or shadow due to change.
18 In fulfillment of his own purpose,
he gave us birth by the word of
truth, so that we would become a
kind of first fruits of his creatures.
As I read these verses, a question came to me. Do we get to be a part of the generous act of
giving that comes from God? I believe we do! So let’s start with God. God is a generous giver who
gives every perfect gift that bears his light. Do you believe God has generously given you his
perfect gifts? I am not addressing finances here, but spiritual gifts, talents, etc. Now how about us.
We are to become a kind of first fruits of his creatures. What does that mean? First, it means
that we are the first fruits of Christ’s resurrection. Born into a living hope! And, it also can mean
that God has implanted in us the life and gifts of Christ in order that we might share those gifts
and Christ with others! Christ planted in us to bear fruit in this life through us to others. Wow!
How amazing is it that God has given us the privilege to work with Him in the act of generously
giving (serving) to others! May we all be encouraged and empowered by these words.
In Christ’s Grace,
Pastor Bill Case
Wednesday, February 20
Feed ENMU Wesley House – 10:30 am
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At Kingswood UMC, we strive to be an effective participant in a positive manner in the needs of this community. Our membership spends many hours each week volunteering with Meals on Wheels, ESL training, and Bread of Life Ministry at Matt 25 Hope Center, plus we assist needy families with utility bills.
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