And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. Mark 16:15.
“God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son.” He “sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.” John 3:16, 17. The love of God embraces all mankind. Christ, in giving the commission to the disciples, said: “Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.”
All who are ordained unto the life of Christ are ordained to work for the salvation of their fellow men. Their hearts will throb in unison with the heart of Christ. The same longing for souls that He has felt will be manifest in them. Not all can fill the same place in the work, but there is a place and a work for all…. Every gift is to be employed for the advancement of His kingdom and the glory of His name.
Christ desires to use the youth in His service. He needs missionaries. The barren fields all over the world call to heaven for laborers. If the youth will give themselves to God, He will give them wisdom and knowledge, preparing them for service. If they will consecrate themselves to Him, He will make them vessels unto honor, into which He can pour the precious oil of the Spirit, to be imparted to others. God’s helping hand—this is what you may be if you will yield yourselves to His keeping.
To everyone who offers himself to the Lord for service, withholding nothing, is given power for the attainment of measureless results. For these God will do great things.
To young men and young women, as well as to those who are older, God will give power from above. With converted minds, converted hands, converted feet, and converted tongues, their lips touched with a living coal from the divine altar, they will go forth into the Master’s service, moving steadily onward and upward, carrying the work forward to completion.
The Faith I Live By p. 247
Prayer Requests
—-Please keep my son Tyler in your prayers. He is not feeling well due to his sinuses and allergies. Valerie
—-Please pray for Fawn as she goes on life’s adventures. Dannielle
—-Please pray for my 11 months old baby. he’s sick now. Zane
—-Our prayers are lifted for those in Paradise, California’s; Woolsey fire destruction. A hospital and many homes and businesses, wildlife and so much, has been destroyed. The peoples’ livelihood are devastated. Their hopes and dreams have been demolished. I see, there are many rescue and civil agencies employed. The fire-fighters battling against these fires. The areas’ populations are uprooted. Please, I know there are numerous prayers & requests for our prayers. Let us continue to pray for all those affected, in this. Katherin
Dear Friends,
Some years ago, I received a telephone call from a fellow church member. A mistake on her part had caused a fellow church member to get upset. Because I understood the situation, I felt the rebuff received because that mistake was of minor importance. Someone thought differently and had told her about it, however. She had called to apologize. This matter was cleared up in a very few minutes. Of course, she was forgiven even before she called, but I felt closer to her and understood her so much better after the call.
How wonderful it would be if we would talk over our thoughts and feelings before they became a problem. As Paul commands, “Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye.” Col 3:13
Praise God! Our Dear Saviour has given us a blueprint to follow when problems arise. “Moreover if thy brother shall trespass against thee, go and tell him his fault between thee and him alone: if he shall hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother. But if he will not hear thee, then take with thee one or two more, that in the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established. And if he shall neglect to hear them, tell it unto the church: but if he neglect to hear the church, let him be unto thee as an heathen man and a publican. . .Then came Peter to him, and said, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times? Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven. Therefore is the kingdom of heaven likened unto a certain king, which would take account of his servants. And when he had begun to reckon, one was brought unto him, which owed him ten thousand talents. But forasmuch as he had not to pay, his lord commanded him to be sold, and his wife, and children, and all that he had, and payment to be made. The servant therefore fell down, and worshipped him, saying, Lord, have patience with me, and I will pay thee all. Then the lord of that servant was moved with compassion, and loosed him, and forgave him the debt. But the same servant went out, and found one of his fellowservants, which owed him an hundred pence: and he laid hands on him, and took him by the throat, saying, Pay me that thou owest. And his fellowservant fell down at his feet, and besought him, saying, Have patience with me, and I will pay thee all. And he would not: but went and cast him into prison, till he should pay the debt. So when his fellowservants saw what was done, they were very sorry, and came and told unto their lord all that was done. Then his lord, after that he had called him, said unto him, O thou wicked servant, I forgave thee all that debt, because thou desiredst me: Shouldest not thou also have had compassion on thy fellowservant, even as I had pity on thee? And his lord was wroth, and delivered him to the tormentors, till he should pay all that was due unto him. So likewise shall my heavenly Father do also unto you, if ye from your hearts forgive not every one his brother their trespasses.” Matt 18:15-35
May no harshness ever escape our lips, for sharp words wound as does a sword. May we deal with one another in a loving manner as we would want to be treated, forgiving one another as we would want to be forgiven. (Luke 6:31) May we always reflect the lovingkindness of our Loving Redeemer is my prayer.

God’s Helping Hand
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