Do Something

This Sunday the theme of our worship gathering is, Don't Waste Your Life...Do Something. We will be looking at the overwhelming needs in the world today and discussing how God wants to use us as a church to respond. Many from our congregation will have just gone through the Real. Life. Exhibit the day before, and our students will have just done the 30 Hour Famine.

We will be looking at three important actions we can take.

1. Reflect
2. Pray
3. Act

• Learn more about the needs of people around the world.
• Consider personal values and priorities. In what ways are we contributing to the problems? In what ways are we contributing to the solutions?
• What changes can I make?

• Pray to gain a heart for the people on God’s heart.
• Pray for those affected by poverty.
• Pray for those affected by disaster.
• Pray for those affected by conflict.

• Give
- Give financially to ongoing efforts that we are participating in as a church that are making a difference.
• Go
- Go on one of the many mission opportunities God has set before us as a church.

It is far to easy to throw our hands up in despair and think there is nothing we can do. We must remember... No one can do everything, but everyone can do something.

As a pastor to students I get real excited when I see young people making a big difference in the world. Zach Hunter is just that kind of person. Zach is a 15 year old boy that God has called out to help draw attention to the human trafficking that is taking place around the world. You may not realize it, but there are 27 million slaves in the world today, a fact that breaks the heart of God. It is a need that God is using Zach to draw attention to, and inspire others to respond, to bring an end to the atrocity of human trafficking.

Zach has authored the book, Be The Change and was recently featured on CNN's Faces of Faith. He is also the student spokesperson for the Amazing Change Campaign, a campaign inspired by the movie Amazing Grace. Go here to learn more about what Zach is doing and watch the CNN interview.

May we all be committed to using the one life God has given us to make a difference in the lives of others. Don't waste your life.

Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord's will is. Ephesians 5:15-17


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