- Think about the first time you took communion.
- What did it mean to you then?
- What does it mean now?
- Read Isaiah 58:8 & Matthew 5:13 – 16.
A Message from Pastor Donna…
Dear Chapel Friends,
Have you ever found one of those mornings, where you just are not your best self? Maybe many things seem to irritate you or rub you the wrong way. Or you find yourself using a lot of critical words and negative comments. Everything feels half empty, rather than half full? If you have, I am guessing you did not have your best self to share with others.
All of us have those times when we struggle to connect or add hope and value wherever we are. And let’s face it—some situations are tougher to deal with than others. It isn’t necessarily anyone’s fault; it just is harder to find what is the best solution.
Yet, part of our faith calls us to keep seeking the possibilities in each person and every situation. As Hebrews would say it, we are to:
“…spur one another on toward love and good deeds.” Heb. 10:24 - 25
It is part of our commitment to Christ, and to each other.
How will we spur each other on this week to greater faith, hope, joy, love, and excellence? Sometimes it will be a challenge, but with the Holy Spirit’s help, we can find options. Not always easy ones, but options that create possibilities.
Take a moment and think about this passage in Hebrews. What is it calling you to do today?
Let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more—as you see the Day approaching.