Thursday, July 10, 2014

What's the difference between a church pastor and a deathrow inmate?

Do you realize that a redeemed sinner who pastors a church has no greater standing before God than a death row inmate who has been redeemed in Christ? They are absolutely equal in God's eyes. Remember our efforts are dirty rags, and it's all about Jesus Christ, and relying on his perfect gift for our redemption and salvation; eternal life

So stop acting all high and mighty church people. Get real.  You're called to humble service, not self glorification.  

Go serve a homeless man breakfast and thank him for the opportunity to serve someone as esteemed as him in the eyes of God.  

Matthew 25:35-40(NIV) 35 For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, 36 I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’

37 “Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? 38 When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? 39 When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’

40 “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’