In a recent article I wrote about loving our city. Today I feel it is the mind of the Spirit to continue that thought, followed with a call to action that will bless our city, giving all believers and churches the opportunity to unite in an effort that will give God the glory.
Throughout scripture, cities would be known for various characteristics, i.e, a city of refuge. You find in the New Testament when God spoke to the churches, He addressed them as the church of a city. For example “The Church of Corinth,” “The Church of Ephesus” and so on. These letters were not written to a specific church, but to “the church,” the Body of Christ in that city.
I would like to take this opportunity to invite individuals and churches to prayerfully consider joining in supporting the “Mayor’s Feed the Hungry Program.”
The funds and efforts go to replenish the food banks in our region. This is a wonderful opportunity for the church to come along side our city leaders and serve a great need with the same spirit of Joseph that helped to replenish the storehouses in Egypt.
Last year this effort provided over 14,000 meals — more than 35 percent went to children, more than 16 percent went to the handicapped and more than 15 percent went to the elderly — however, more than 40,000 requests were left unfilled.
On Sunday, Nov. 21, Kingdom Life Christian Church plans to take a second offering to give to this effort. Just think, if every church in our region united to do the same thing, what a blessing we would be to our beloved cities and its citizens.
While the churches could do something on their own, the greater witness would be to join together. “I do not pray for these alone, but also for those who will believe in Me through their word; that they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us, that the world may believe that You sent Me” John 17:20-21.
“Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven” Matthew 5:16.
To learn more, and how to donate and volunteer, please visit www.mayorsfeedthehungry.org or contact your city office.
“And the King will answer and say to them, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me’ ” Matthew 25:40.
That’s the Kingdom Perspective!
Kingdom Life Christian Church, meets at 10:30 a.m. every Sunday at 825 Ninth St. W., just across the street from Turner Donuts in downtown Bradenton. Call (941) 776-0026 or visit www.kingdomlifechristianchurch.org for more information.