The Hands and Feet of Jesus
With a power outage that lasted two days, many in our congregation have been scrambling all weekend to get their houses in order. And though we are technically in the middle of a series on the life of Jesus, I thought it best to step outside the confines of the sermon series and offer a more practical word for a church in need. 1 Peter 4:7-11 gives us some clear instructions for a church in crisis: 1. Be alert and sober-minded; 2. Maintain fervent love for one another; 3. Practice hospitality; 4. Use the gifts God has given you; whether word or deed or otherwise, these gifts are from God and are to be used in service of his glory.