The Roles We Play
Does this sound familiar?
Please help me to be a good, kind person, a good son, husband, sister, mother, gardener, employee, leader, follower, provider, listener, friend, and Christian. Do you fit into any of those categories? On almost any day, at any time during our lives we will have several roles to play and they often interweave in our work lives, in our family life and in our Christian lives.
Have we considered what role Jesus played in the world and what role God expects of us?
What role did Jesus play in the world? Our Savior- The Son of God! Where would we possibly be without Jesus Christ and his Love for us? As a Man? The Son of God? A Sacrifice? These weren’t easy roles to fill, but He did them to the fullest with the greatest outcome. Are we the best that we can be in the many roles we play? Where would your family be without you? Or your work or friends? What does God want us to do to fulfill our role here on the Earth?
In Mark 12:30 to explain what God wants from us, Jesus says “And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. That is the first and great commandment and the second is : “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”
There are a lot of roles we play and work we do, and it all begins with Love.
General Manager-KWHS-Colorado Springs
@ Rocky Mountain CTN
Church in the City-Beth Abraham
“Never ever give up on them. Never!” Church in the City-Beth Abraham
As I was doing a project in 2018 I was introduced to a man that touched my heart with his passion for Jesus and the “least of these” in Denver. His name is Pastor Michael Walker and he is the founding senior pastor of Church in the City-Beth Abraham. What began as an outreach to the city in the early 80’s grew to become a racially and economically diverse church with a passion to reflect Christ to the community of Denver and throughout the world.
Church in the City-Beth Abraham is in the heart of Denver. It is also a place where one can find the heart of God AND the true worship that the prophet Isaiah shared in the Old Testament - a place where the hungry are fed, the homeless are welcomed, clothing is provided to the needy, and families are cared for. For over 25 years founding pastor, Michael Walker, and his congregation have served the inner city of Denver with a dual expression of worship. Jew and Gentile coming together to worship as one with a Messianic Saturday Shabbat service and a Sunday morning contemporary service. In this Divine partnership with the community, Church in the City-Beth Abraham serves as a hub connecting to over 25 other organizations & ministries that care for the poor, the homeless, the addict, and the forgotten. It is Christ-centered and overflowing with love.
When you enter the beautiful 100 year old synagogue, you will see the expression Beth Hamedrash Hagodol. In Hebrew this means “Great Study House.” Another translation is “a place to find answers.” Pastor Walker and his wife, Brenda, have been providing answers through the Word of God to thousands of people struggling over the years. They serve with humility and love. As I was waiting one morning for my appointment with Pastor Walker, I met one of the ladies that serves as an administrator. We started some small talk about the weather and then she leaned in and looked me straight in the eyes and said, “You know Pastor Michael saved my life.” I then sat back and listened to her amazing story of how he reached out to her when she was a crack addict on the streets of Denver. He told her about Jesus and shared the love of Christ with her. He invited her to church and she began to serve. The love she felt from the pastors and the congregation was a love that she had never experienced before. At the end of the conversation, she grabbed my hand and told me the key to helping people with addictions. Tears began to come down her face and she said, “Never ever give up on them. Never! They feel lousy about themselves and the only way they can survive is with your prayers and love.” When her friends and family all abandoned her, Pastor Michael and Church in the City was there to help. It is his beautiful heart to “never ever give up on them. Never!” She now works for the church and tries to help others who struggle with addiction.
This is just one of thousands of stories about Church in the City Beth Abraham. They reach out to the community through their daycare, food bank, clothing center, youth groups, men & women’s ministries and more. They also have ministries that go into the prisons and help refugees. Jesus said “What you did for the least of these, you have done unto me” These words fuel the passion of Church in the City- Beth Abraham. They are a diverse congregation that loves God with all their heart, and loves others as themselves. It is a simple Gospel. For more information of how you can get involved or support this ministry, go to churchinthecity.org. Take the time to see the heart of God working in Denver.
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Worship on the Rocks
Location: Red Rocks Amphitheater
18300 West Alameda Parkway, Morrison, CO 80465
Monday, September 16th, 2019 at 6pm
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Lend A Hand
It’s that time of year, when gardeners across the country have done all the work. They’ve cleaned out last year’s vines and stubble, turned the ground, planted the seeds, fertilized and now water and wait. We are counting on nature’s promise of a bountiful garden.
God is counting on us, too. He brought us into the world, nurtured us along the way and now it’s up to us to grow into the people He wants us to be. We make mistakes along the way and He helps us to get back on track. We need nourishment and He feeds and loves us. We stumble and He picks us up. We do all these things for our garden as well. We train the vine to grow up straight for more sunlight, we stake the tomatoes to keep them off the ground, we water and fertilize and keep the pests away. Can’t we also do that for each other?
In Galatians 6:9-10 it says “Let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap".
None of us are perfect and at some point along the way we will all need a helping hand.
Proverbs 19:17 says “Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the Lord and He will repay him for the deed.”
In Matthew 25:40 the Bible says “Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.”
As we go about our lives let’s keep an eye open for those who are struggling, may be going through a rough patch or are less fortunate, and lend a hand whenever we can.
General Manager-KWHS-Colorado Springs
@ Rocky Mountain CTN
Stand For Truth and Liberty Conference
Location: The Auditorium
800 Gospel Truth Way, Woodland Park, Colorado
Thursday, July 18th thru 20th
*Admission is FREE, but you do need to register
An optional meal ticket for lunch and dinner on July 19 are available for $30.
For more information or to register, visit the website: https://www.awmi.net/event/stand-for-truth-and-liberty-conference/
Of the seven mountains of influence in today’s culture, perhaps the one that needs the most attention in America is politics. The polarization on civil and social issues from person to person has never been more significant, but it’s also never been more important to address. What should we as Christians do in our current, hostile climate? How can we present a unified front when we’re so divided? What strategies are relevant for 2019 and beyond? Find out at the STAND for Truth and Liberty Conference this summer!
Andrew Wommack and church founder and author Bishop E.W. Jackson will host discussions on race, religion, and politics—topics that are often taboo for many Christians. They will be joined by thought leaders like David Barton, William Federer, Iverson Jackson, Cecil Blye, Allen West, Tim Barton, Dr. Melvin Johnson, and Richard Harris. It’s time we learned to stand together to bring truth to politics and, thus, to our lives. Expect to be encouraged, informed, and empowered to make a real difference in your community and in our society.
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