Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Mission from the Gospels

The best advice I've ever seen or heard on how to develop and maintain missional living/lifestyle comes right from the gospels...the very words of Christ Himself, lived out by Him as our example...He did this first then preached about it...This is what James called "pure and undefiled religion." (James 1:27) prayer today is that I might live up to this standard...the one set by Christ Himself

Matthew 25:34-40 (NLT)

“Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, yo...u who are blessed by my Father, inherit the Kingdom prepared for you from the creation of the world.
For I was hungry, and you fed me.
I was thirsty, and you gave me a drink.
I was a stranger, and you invited me into your home.
I was naked, and you gave me clothing.
I was sick, and you cared for me.
I was in prison, and you visited me.’

“Then these righteous ones will reply, ‘Lord, when did we ever see you hungry and feed you? Or thirsty and give you something to drink? Or a stranger and show you hospitality? Or naked and give you clothing? When did we ever see you sick or in prison and visit you?’ “And the King will say, ‘I tell you the truth, when you did it to one of the least of these my brothers and sisters, you were doing it to me!’