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___ 1   From: UNITED NATIONS” <officedela.un.org@att.net   Attn.: Honorable, It is my pleasure to announce to you that the United Nations has finally concluded it’s seating yesterday on the agenda of Nominating Ambassador for the Libya and Sudan Refugees on behalf of the Government of Ghana. It is good to know that you have been nominated as an Ambassador … Continue reading

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___ 1   From: Rose Juan” <rosejuan@ibibo.com   From Ms.Rose Juan, Permit me to inform you of my desire of going into business relationship with you, My Name is Rose Juan, the only daughter and the only child of late Mr. Adams Juan, I am 20 years old girl ,My father was the Director of … Continue reading

Feed my sheep

The third time he said to him, “Simon son of John, do you love me?” Peter was hurt because Jesus asked him the third time, “Do you love me?” He said, “Lord, you know all things; you know that I love you.” Jesus said, “Feed my sheep.” – John 21:19

As a college graduate in 1994, I was impressed by the words of Bishop Felton E. May. He was a bishop in the Baltimore-Washington Annual Conference. He inspired me with many of his sermons that encourage people to move beyond “common complacencise” to live a Christ-filled life: a life that is empowered to transform the world with the glorious gospel of Jesus Christ. Those of us in the church should be encouraged to know who Jesus is and because we know we live for others.

Recently I did something that I have not done in many years – I helped with Stone Soup at Quapaw Quarter United Methodist Church. Every other month members of our congregation help to prepare a meal for men and women who may need something to eat. I saw in their faces an appreciation, but little did they know that I got more out of the experience than they did. It was there I learned that knowing Christ is one thing, but living for Christ is something else.

As I reflected on my time at Stone Soup, I remembered the many times that I would go to church programs at 3:00 p.m. on a Sunday afternoon, stay in church for two hours, and have a large fellowship meal. We spent all that time declaring and sharing how much we love and know Jesus when that time could have been spent doing what Jesus told us to do.

Knowing Jesus is one thing – doing something because you know him is something else. Jesus called us to feed his sheep. When we give to the church we are feeding the sheep. When we support [the food bank] and [the Christian care clinic], we are feeding the sheep. When we serve others we are feeding his sheep! May Christ lead us to a great knowledge and empowered application!

Shalom,

Brother Mark

Printed with the permission of Associate Pastor Mark Norman, First United Methodist Church of Benton Arkansas.

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From: RevFather George Ngurre” <revfather9georgengurre@rediffmail.com May God bless you as you read and reply. Dear in Christ, I am Rev Father George Ngurre, i am writing you this mail as God has directed me after 1 week fasting and prayers. Be informed that i went for a medical check up, and my doctor called me … Continue reading

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____ 1 From: Bank of America” <ircportal@ircportal.net> Your Online Banking is Blocked Because of unusual number of invalid login attempts on your account, we had to believe that, their might be some security problem on your account .So we have decided to put an extra verification process to ensure your identity and your account security. … Continue reading