Serving Jesus in Our Community

Bible Notes

Monday 14th October

This week our Bible reflections come out of a discussion had at our midweek course ‘Life on the Frontline’ which explores our calling to serve God in our daily lives. This has been a brilliant course and I highly recommend joining us for the last couple of sessions if you can! Wednesdays at 8pm.

Bible Reading: Acts 3:1-2
1 One day Peter and John were going up to the temple at the time of prayer—at three in the afternoon. 2 Now a man who was lame from birth was being carried to the temple gate called Beautiful, where he was put every day to beg from those going into the temple courts.

Thought for Reflection: Peter and John weren’t on a church evangelistic drive nor were they working for a community care project. No they were just out and about, carrying on with their daily lives. It just so happens that this day they were on the way to church (well, to be accurate, the Temple). On the way their journey took them past a cripple sat as he did every day, begging for alms from passers-by. According to the Good Samaritan, this was the point where they should have crossed the road and rushed on past, afraid that the interruption would make them late. But they didn’t. They stopped and embraced this opportunity to serve.

Prayer: Holy Spirit, open my eyes so that I may be alert to ways in which I can serve God and my neighbours in the midst of my daily life this week.

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