Jesus said, "Treat other people the way you want to be treated."
In Matthew 7:12, Jesus said something that will never grow old or be useless. He said we should treat other people as we would like to be treated. This has been called the "Golden Rule".
The reason it has been around for centuries is simple: it works. If you will treat people as you would like to be treated, you will find that many times they will treat you better as well. Why don't more people follow this rule that Jesus gave us? For one thing, human beings are selfish. We think about ourselves before we think about others. That causes us to do things which may be good for us, but that may hurt other people. When we do this, it is usually something that displeases God and that will cause us problems.
On the other hand, treating others as we would like to be treated leads to good things. How do we know what those things are going to be? Simple. We can put try to see what we would like to have happen if we were the other person. In other words, we can think about what it would be like if we were a mom or dad and our child disobeyed us as we may disobey our parents. Or, we can ask what would if feel like if we were the boss and our employees did not do a good job. How would that feel?
God wants us to do good and be good to others. He loves everyone and wants to make the world as good a place to live as it can be. He knows that life goes better when we treat each other well. Think about it if we treated others the way we want to be treated their would be no wars or hate or hunger because we would look out for the other person as we would want them to look out for us and care about us.
We cannot do this on our own. God's love has to be in our hearts. We must ask him to help us love others as well would want them to love us. Jesus said if we ask God for anything in his name he will give it to us if we believe (Mark 11:22-24).
Many children want to go to church. But we need churches to volunteer to take them
We are receiving more and more requests from children to take them to church. Sometimes their parents can't take them because of lack of a vehicle at home. Other times, the children are the only ones who go to church in the home. Whatever the reason, they need help getting to church. Jesus said, "Allow the little children to come to me." Will you help these children get to him? Remember, no one can get to heaven unless they have accepted Jesus as Lord and savior. But how can they get to Jesus if they can't even get to a church? Please help. Talk to your pastor and Sunday School about helping us transport children to church.
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The Bible tells us that all of us are to honor our parents. Exodus 20:12 says, "Honor your father and mother so that you may have a long life in the land that the LORD your God is giving you." But also respect all adults.
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WHAT DOES THE BIBLE TEACH ABOUT GAY MARRIAGE?
Today this is a very important quetion as gay marriage is a subject in the news. Many people believe people should marry whoever they want regardless. But what does the Bible say about it? What is God's veiw point and what does he want Christians to do? In 1 Corinthians 6:19-20, we're reminded that as Christians, our bodies are not our own. They were bought for a price by Jesus dying on the cross for our sins. You see, when you become a Christian you give your body to Jesus and he gets to decide how you use it. That means that we as Christians must submit to God and Christ's view point instead of going with what is popular. In Leviticus 18:22 God said to men, "You are not to sleep with a man as with a woman; it is detesable." In the New Testament, Romans, chapter 1, we are told that homosexuality is a sin and in 1 Corinthians 6:9-10, we are also told that those who practice same sex relationships
or gay lifestyles and who do not repent can't get into heaven. That's why we warn gay people to turn from the sin of homosexuality. This is misunderstood by some and they criticize believers. The Bible tells us to remain strong and obey God despite what the world says. In Acts 5:29 we're told that when the world and God disagree, a Christian must obey God. It is a loving thing to tell a gay person that homosexuality is a sin and that like all sin they must repent and turn from it and stop doing it, in order to be saved and go to heaven. That is not bigotry. It's an act of love. We love all people gay and straight and we should pray for God to use us to witness his truth to them. Ask God to help you witness to those who are gay and to do so in love.
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