An Important Question

I have a question for you.  Please ask yourself as you leave church in a few hours. 
“Did I love anyone?”  It is a higher question than the one we often ask, “Did I learn anything?”  (Itself, higher than the most common question of all, “Did I enjoy myself?”) Christians all over the world tend to substitute knowledge for love.  We have Bible studies.  When do we study love?  “Knowledge puffs up, love builds up” says Paul in intentional contrast of these two values. (1 Corinthians 8: 1)  Church success is never self-authenticating.  Sometimes the most successful churches (and the most prominent Christians) never practise the most valuable virtue of all.  So, did you?  Today, did you love the teenagers (or internationals or visitors from the street) or did you avoid contact?  Did you reach out to those who worship in a different style or did you wish they would “go somewhere else”?  It is an important question.  Important to the Lord.  I will see you in a few. — Pastor Don

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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  1. Yes I did. Today was a totally awesome day for me in the Lord. His faithfulness overwhelms me. Yet, I saw today the pain on the face of a dear friend as he listened to a song. It hurt my heart. I am not sure what God is doing in his life, but I know that it is Good. I am going to be sure to pray this week for whatever God is doing in his life. I cannot wait to see what He is up to.

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