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Summary: New concept introduction! There are some who love to be of service and others are content to absorb good feelings in church. for the "doers of the Word," this is good news. Audio is available Sundays at 9AM (central) at www.newstalk1290.com.

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Service to Humanity

Nov 3, 2013

Two police officers saw an old woman staggering down the street. They stopped to see if she was okay, when they realized she had far too much to drink. Instead of taking her to jail, they decide to just drive her home.

They put her in the back seat of the cruiser. One of the officers decided to ride beside her to be sure she was safe.

As they drove the streets they kept asking her where she lived. All she would say as she stroked the officer’s arm is, “you’re passionate.”

They drove a while longer and asked again, but the same response, as she stroked his arm again saying, “you’re passionate.”

Both officers were not a little upset, so they stopped the car and said to the woman, “look, we’ve driven around this city for two hours and you still haven’t told us where you live.”

A little more sober now she replied, “I keep telling you, you’re passin’ it!”

Today marks a change in this program, “The Layman’s View.” Not only are we adding another radio station after a year on the air, but announcing something that has been in the planning for a while, called Christian Service Fellowship. It’s time to explain what this Fellowship is.

When enough study is done in the Word of God it is easy to see threads of specific themes repeated through the Gospels, which must mean such things are important in our walk with God. Years of study in religious history, which include learning of activities in the early church, caused awareness of requirements of Christians in all ages. However, we who promise to pattern our lives after Christ have, for the most part, relinquished our Christian duties to government that is all too happy to pick up where Christianity leaves off. The problem with government filling in the gap is that political leaders love to be your god and posses your soul buy taking from you to give back what you think you want. Government exercises power over you but God gives power to you. The mark of discipleship, which is loving one another, is held at bay by quarreling, while government holds us hostage by creating obligations through laws enforced at the end of gun barrel. It’s time Christians unite to reverse the trend and establish service to humanity under the guidance and authority of God and His love.

The term “Christian Service Fellowship” may sound like a nice group within a church that occasionally distributes food, but it’s not. One of those prevailing themes in the Word of God is “unity” yet our nation has 41,000 denominations that fracture the powerful potential of Christianity. The challenge then is bridging the barriers denominations have raised so the influential Christian community can reach its potential. What is the cost of this division? A world lost to governmental control, instead of individual responsibility under the leadership and control of our Creator.


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