(BNC) — The church isn’t only about meeting on Sundays, but meeting people’s needs, especially their spiritual and eternal needs. That often occurs Monday through Saturday.
Dale Jenkins works with the Spring Hill, Tenn., congregation and saw this happening Sept. 5.
It’s just a Monday for a local church. It started with us all praying together for the week ahead. Next came info from a member needing some help with an aging parent and being confident someone here would come through. Next one of our young people told his parents he was ready to become a Christian. From that another member sent out a request for some help. We got a request for the church to pray for an aging grandparent of one of our newest families. A message came from a family who has been visiting that they are ready to join forces with this Family. A caring member sent out a request to help provide meals for a family who has some sickness. A group of young folks got together to sing, study, and pray. And that is just what I know about and there’s always more unknown than known — it’s just a Monday for a local church … I love God’s church and God’s People.
In the early church, there was a “daily distribution of food” to widows, Acts 6.1. In order to avoid “an evil, unbelieving heart that forsakes the living God,” the writer to the Hebrews saw the need to “exhort one another each day, as long as it is called “Today,” that none of you may become hardened by sin’s deception” Heb 3.12-13.
The church is at work on Monday, as much as on Sunday. Indeed, the body of Christ shows its life when it engages in daily service, proclamation, and fellowship.
Randal and his wife Vicki have lived and worked in Brazil since Nov. 1984. They have three children, two daughters-in-law, and five grandchildren. He likes to read novels in his back-porch hammock. http://randal.us