Sun, 29 November 2015
November 15, 2015 Base Budget Ballot Vote
A Helping Hand
Synopsis: Believers are on the march to heaven following in the path Jesus has marked out for them, therefore believers are to help others they encounter find the way and help other believers on the way. This is what Jesus did and commands us to do as we follow Him.
Jude gives us a brief outline for action in regards to how believers are to assist other believers. His first word is that we are to “build each other up”, and then he says we are to “show mercy”. Paul picks up on this theme in Galatians. He says we are to “restore that person gently”. In Colossians Paul writes “Once you were alienated from God”. That is a strong reason to help others find the way. An even stronger reason is found in Jesus. It is what Jesus did and what we must do if we are committed to following Him home.
Text (NLT): Hebrews 12:1-2, NRSV; Jude 1:17-25; Galatians 6:1-10, NIV; Colossians 1:21-23, NLT;
Scripture Reading: Psalm 46:1-3