Friday, June 01, 2018

It's June!

It is June!
And tomorrow is the the first of several kids' camps that I will be attending this summer.
If you take a look at the Coming Events portion of the right column (web version), you'll see that June is going to be a busy month. The only open week isn't really open, but booked for some personal travel and to see UFC 225 in Chicago.

I'm looking forward to the summer and to the ministry as well as to the time on the motorcycle traveling to and from each event.

The theme for tomorrow's day camp is "Gladly serve the Lord" from Psalm 100:2.
I think service to God by serving others is going to be the theme I'll be sharing throughout the summer. I think it's the most overlooked of the simple commands that Jesus gave to us.
Okay, so maybe it's not so much overlooked as it is just ignored.

I'm working on the often ignored commands of Jesus.
Making disciples is a biggie.
The Southern Baptists that I've been exposed to are much more concerned about making converts, even though we were never given the command to do so. Even those churches that claim to focus on discipling others, do so only after they have become believers. Certainly, new followers need to be taught more about how Jesus lived and what he commands, but how does a person make a decision to follow Jesus unless they are first taught what he taught?

I'm also setting aside simply telling people "God loves you" and working on showing them God's love. If you'd care to join me in this work, be warned -- it's much more difficult that just saying, "God loves you."

I've got work to do today and I need to prepare for day camp tomorrow.
Be kind. Show God's love to someone that really needs it.

John <><


Mike said...

Hmmmm, an introvert in a camp full of kids. I know, I've done too. But I was always glad to get home.

eViL pOp TaRt said...

Best wishes with the camps. John!