When someone shows kindness to you and then you find out they have an ulterior motive, how does it make you feel? Matthew explores just how critical is it for us Christians to keep our motives in check when it comes to sharing our faith. Although we may think ourselves altruistic and have pure motives for talking or showing God’s love to others, often we don’t. How can we keep our ulterior motives in check so that we don’t turn people off?
What does it mean to be hospitable? Admitedly, I haven’t given much thought to how I show hospitality towards others, until now. Matthew shares thoughts from his own journey to discover what hospitality is. He inspires us to think about the important role we can play in hospitality, by being really good listeners.
The word evangelism has pretty negative connotations. It’s often associated with pushy people trying to convince you that they’re right about something and you’re wrong. Even more often, these people are usually religiously motivated. But what if you found out you’re actually an evangelist for the things in your life you love? It’s likely you evangelise more than you think.
In life there will always be people who put you down and belittle you. Corey reflects on how the story of David and Goliath helped him decide to stand up for himself, and trust that God was on his side.
Whenever I think about Jesus’ command for us to serve others, I ask myself, “How in the world does he expect me to do this? Doesn’t he see me? How can I possibly serve others when I myself am in a wheelchair? Am I not exempt from serving others because of my disabilities? Am I not the one that needs serving?