Church Life, Community/Outreach, Devotion

What does loving the family look like?

James 2:15-16 If a brother or sister be naked, homeless-and destitute of daily food,  And one of you say unto them, Depart in peace, be ye warmed and filled; notwithstanding ye give them not those things which are needful to the body; what doth it profit?


If someone in the church was to have a real need, maybe need help with mortgage or car repair, what is your first thought when you hear of it. Do you look for an excuse as to why they are in need? Do you just figure someone else will meet the need or do you ask God how He wants to use you to meet the need?

Let’s be honest, we have a small church, but this church has been able to reach out in many ways. Know what, we can still do more. If each of us will pray and ask God to make it possible for us to help other believers in need, think about what we could really do.
This week, ask yourself

1. Can God’s family count on me in time of need?
2. Do I have a compassionate heart toward those within the family?
3. Are there those I know in the Family who are lonely?
4. How can the family reach out to these lonely ones?

Verse for today:

Acts 4:34-35 Neither was there any among them that lacked: for as many as were possessors of lands or houses sold them, and brought the prices of the things that were sold, And laid them down at the apostles’ feet: and distribution was made unto every man according as he had need.

Prayer: Father thank you for your many blessings. As you continue to provide our needs, may we look for ways to reach out and help those within the body of Christ who are in need. Thank you for making it possible for us to give to others. I pray we will have giving loving and giving hearts. We pray in Jesus name, amen.


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