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Mission Possible

06.26.17 | Sunday Into Monday | by Rev. Patti Napier

Mission Possible

    Anything with eternal implications is important to God. In other words, eternity has nothing to do with material things. What does this say about how we do missions???

    We ought to analyze all things according to whether they are temporary or eternal as to their importance or priority in our life.

    Cars are temporary. Houses are temporary. Bank accounts are temporary. Food is temporary.

    But neighbors are eternal. Relatives are eternal. Whether it is a postman, a mayor , a president, a cantankerous elder, or a grouchy bus driver-- any human that lives or has ever lived is eternal.

    So guess what God wants to us to make a priority when we talk about missions???The stuff.,the work, the project...or...the people.

    Bill Hybels said "You have never locked eyes with someone who doesn't matter to God."

    Whether our days take us out on a mission trip far away or whether our days allow us to move around in our homes and neighborhood and place of work...remember all the eternal that you interact with and that God says to us that the eternal is important. That tells us that every day and in every place, serving people is always a priority for us.  

    Just a thought for the week, Patti

    Rev. Patti Napier
    Senior Pastor
    Carmel UMC

     "The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law.  But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ."

                               I Corinthians 15:56-7