RE Verse reading–Acts 20:17-35 (day one) “You yourselves know. . .how I was with you the whole time, serving the Lord with all humility and with tears and with trials” (vs 18-19) Do you like unselfish people? I do. They attract and inspire me. In 2 Corinthians 9, the Bible says that God loves cheerful givers. Acts 20 says that people love cheerful givers too. Paul is meeting with the elders of the church in Ephesus for the last time. He loves these men. They love him. It may sound egotistical, but Paul is actually making a point that he has been unselfish in his service and that the same will be required of them when he is gone. The church cannot exist unless people give unselfishly. Can you think of examples in your own life? People who have been generous, courageous, sacrificial in the cause of Christ? If so, then God is calling you to follow their example and become an inspiration to others.
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Pastors Don And Julie my husband and I read and reread this quiet time posting. It not only has a significant meaning and message for us but an even deeper meaning for my husband I. You know that we have watched listened learned every week with your church as Pastor Don spread the word of God. When my husband was in his accident I was in desperate need of spiritual guidance and a shoulder to lean and cry on. One phone call led to unlimited generosity, caring, giving, the enormous unselfish act of kindness, love and the giving not only of yourself but your precious time. The love and compassion we have felt from both you and Pastor Don, the prayers and concern for our well being from both the church and the church family has not only brought us
much closer to our Lord and Savior and the mircle of life he has again given my husband. Our faith in Christ’s love and generosity for all of us His children has grown stronger and we again feel the power of belonging to somthing bigger than us and desire to give back the love and happiness we again feel. Thank you Pastors Don and Julie and the FBCSA for your powerful teachings, messages and prayers