Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Example

Help me today
to be a help and example to all;
to bring strength and encouragement wherever I am:
Through Jesus Christ my Lord, Amen.
-William Barclay




2 Thessalonians 3:6-15
But we command you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you withdraw from every brother who walks disorderly and not according to the tradition which he received from us. For you yourselves know how you ought to follow us, for we were not disorderly among you; nor did we eat anyone’s bread free of charge, but worked with labor and toil night and day, that we might not be a burden to any of you, not because we do not have authority, but to make ourselves an example of how you should follow us.
For even when we were with you, we commanded you this: If anyone will not work, neither shall he eat. For we hear that there are some who walk among you in a disorderly manner, not working at all, but are busybodies. Now those who are such we command and exhort through our Lord Jesus Christ that they work in quietness and eat their own bread.
But as for you, brethren, do not grow weary in doing good. And if anyone does not obey our word in this epistle, note that person and do not keep company with him, that he may be ashamed. Yet do not count him as an enemy, but admonish him as a brother.




We are to be examples through Jesus Christ so that the disorderly will see how they should be and follow Jesus.

There's a song I like that our youth group used to sing One in the Spirit that you can read full lyrics here:

http://my.homewithgod.com/heavenlymidis2/onespirit.html


If we don't show our love and teach people through our love we're just as bad as they are.

We need to stand up for Christ and be heard!

How will you share Christ?



Prayer: Dear Lord Jesus I pray that I can be an example for You to the lost people of this world that cross my path. I pray that through You I can bring strength and encouragement to those in need wherever I am. I pray in Jesus Name gratefully, AMEN.