Victory Vitamin Blog- Matthew 14:14

“When Jesus landed and saw a large crowd, he had compassion on them and healed their sick.” 

– Matthew 14:14 NIV

Compassion is one thing our world certainly seems to be lacking.  God desires that we change that.  Not only is there a lack of empathy, even when we do feel the pain of others, we too often fail to try to make things better.  When Jesus saw the crowds that were following him, He had compassion on them and then did something about it.  He healed the sick, and a few hours later fed more than 5,000 people who didn’t have anything to eat.  Through acts of compassion, we will show others that we represent a God who cares, and who has acted on our behalf to make things better.  Jesus acted by offering His perfect life on the cross to earn our forgiveness, and open to us the way of eternal life.  Become a contagious Christian who attracts others to God through acts of compassion.  Less judging with the mind, more acting from the heart.  See those in need and consider it a privilege to help them.

Sunday Service Sneak Peek for June 21, 2015 – Matthew 14:14

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Sunday Service Sneak Peek for June 21, 2015 – Matthew 14:14

I want people to know I’m a Christian without me having to tell them.  I want people to see my faith in what I do.  I want to be someone that others will admire and emulate.  I want people to see Christ in me!  It is possible, and for the next month we’ll look at ways that we can be “Contagious Christians”.  Learn more about Matthew 14:14 NIV this Sunday, June 21, 2015 at Victory Lutheran Church.

 

Victory Vitamin Blog – Matthew 5:39-41 NIV

“You have heard that it was said, ‘Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.’ But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If someone strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also.  And if someone wants to sue you and take your tunic, let him have your cloak as well.  If someone forces you to go one mile, go with him two miles.

-Matthew 5:39-41 NIV

You’re in an awkward situation and someone says, “Just act naturally”.  Jesus speaks to us today with a better idea.  When someone strikes you, it’s natural to strike back.  When someone tries to take something from you, it’s natural to cling tightly, and keep what is yours.  It’s natural to resist when forced to do something against your will.  Jesus says, “Act unnaturally!”  Our current sermon series is designed to encourage and equip us by the Spirit’s power to live in ways that are different so that others will see our faith in action, and be attracted to a relationship with Jesus.  The actions listed above will certainly attract attention.  Jesus’ action on the cross attracted attention.  People expected a mighty warrior in the earthly sense.  Jesus came to sacrifice and earn salvation for sinners.  Jesus gave his life for sinners, and asked that the Father forgive those who were killing him.  As a result, even one of the soldiers at the cross said, “Surely this man was the Son of God.”  As you live sacrificially and give more than is expected, as you live unnaturally to show the humility and love of Christ, others will notice.  Be a contagious Christian through contagious sacrifice.

Sunday Service Sneak Peek for June 14, 2015 – Matthew 5:10-16

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Sunday Service Sneak Peek for June 14, 2015 – Matthew 5:10-16

I want people to know I’m a Christian without me having to tell them.  I want people to see my faith in what I do.  I want to be someone that others will admire and emulate.  I want people to see Christ in me!  It is possible, and for the next month we’ll look at ways that we can be “Contagious Christians”. Learn more about Matthew 5:10-16 NIV this Sunday, June 14, 2015 at Victory Lutheran Church.