“For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve” (Mark 10:45).
Every year we venture out in our community and participate in the Backyard Mission Trip. Over a thousand people embark upon many homes who have applied for assistance in order to help them with much needed repairs. We come together with several churches in our community to make a positive impact in the name of Jesus Christ. Jesus set the example when He was on this earth. He said that He did not come to be served, but to serve. We are called to go and do likewise. As a matter of fact, when Jesus ascended up to heaven He said these words, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age” Matthew 28:18-20.
One way of making a disciple is to be a faithful disciple and show people by our love. We may know the full impact it will have on people if we love as Jesus loved. But that isn’t the reason why we do these kinds of things. We may not be around when the consequence of our action takes place. We just keep before us the words of Jesus when He said, “Truly, I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me” Matthew 25:40.
There are several reasons why we have enjoyed participating in this project. Let me name just a few:
The date for the Backyard Mission Trip is Saturday, April 22. Tonight there is an organizational meeting at 6:45p in room 102 beside the church office for those who want to sign up or those who want to know more about it. No matter your skill level or the amount of time you can offer that day, come and find out more details so we can get a good group together to complete the project. We would like to have the biggest group we have ever had this year. So what are you waiting for?
God is on the move at Findlay First Nazarene. Invite someone new this Sunday to experience what the Lord is going to do.
Joy in Jesus!
Rev. Mike McClurg
Senior Pastor, Findlay First Church of the Nazarene