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June Newsletter

Are you B+ or B-

Good question: As in, “Is your blood type B+ or B-?
How about this question?
Is your attitude B+ or B-?
8 Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. (Philippians 4:8)


See You In Church,

Is Cutting Grass Biblical?

There are many roles of service around the church on a weekly basis.
From Nursery care, to teaching Sunday school, to cooking men’s breakfast, to taking care of the widows, to cutting the grass and even scrubbing the toilet!
So, does the Bible teach about each of these? Not exactly… However, the Bible does teach about the motives and thoughts of our hearts and minds. From the Old to New Testament, we are given reasons and examples to follow…
You shall not take vengeance or bear a grudge against the sons of your own people, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself: I am the Lord. - Leviticus 19:18
So why should we take care of others? The Lord commands it of those who follow Him. The Lord cares greatly for His people and we should share his heart on this matter because God takes how we treat others personally.
The Apostle Peter has been on my mind lately and he has something we can learn as well…
As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace.
- 1 Peter 4:10
We learn from Peter each person is uniquely gifted and for good reason! For the purpose of serving one another. Peter learned this directly from Jesus himself who gives us the ultimate example by washing the dirt off the Disciple’s feet!
If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another's feet. - John 13:1-17
Jesus being Lord and King over all Kings knelt down and washed feet. A lowly position of service. Jesus would even go to lay down His own life on the cross.
So, if you ask me… Yes, mowing the lawn and even washing a toilet or two is being a disciple of Jesus. As we follow Jesus our hearts and our minds must change to a servant's heart.
- Written by Scott Carpenter
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