John 13:34 A new commandment have I given unto you, that ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.
The greatest virtue of love is its humility. It measures love and makes love what it is. One of the most beautiful pictures of love in the Bible is found in the Gospel of John, Chapter 13 where Jesus washed the feet of the disciples. It was just a few hours until Jesus would die on the cross. He could have been taken up with the thoughts of His dying. He could have shown pride, knowing that he would rise again and ascend to Heaven to sit at the Father’s right hand. He would receive a name above every name. He would be exalted, but instead, He stooped down to the most humiliating act next to his death. Instead of showing pride, He showed humility. Just think about it. The King of Kings, the Lord of Lords, Creator, washing the feet of the disciples. To wash feet was the abject job of a slave, the bottom rung of the ladder. Loveless, selfish people feel too important to do little jobs. In closing, the nearer to God we are, the closer to the needs of men we are.
Carl G. Gibbs, Associate Pastor
Faith Baptist Church
Pastor Gibbs teaches our adult Sunday School class, and he does a wonderful job. Each week, we go verse by verse through a chapter in God's Word, and many lively discussions ensue.
Please pray for the nursing homes, jails, and prisons. We are unable to get out and encourage the people in these places right now, and we miss the good folks we have met through these ministries. We would also like to encourage our members to use your telephone, the internet, and your gospel tracts to continue the outreach of Faith Baptist Church. Souls matter.
Proverbs 11:30 The fruit of rightesouness is the tree of life, and he that winneth souls is wise.
1 Chronicles 12:24 (KJV)
The children of Judah that bare shield and spear [were] six thousand and eight hundred, ready armed to the war.
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