And let us consider how to provoke one another to love and good deeds, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the day approaching. (Hebrews 10:24—25)
This Scripture passage reminds us “to provoke one another to love and good deeds,” and how to live that out by supporting one another in our callings and encouraging others to engage in ministry and action. The writer of this Hebrews text alludes to “the day” approaching, but none of us has any idea when “the day” will arrive. So we live out our life of faith by continually living out our mission, listening to the words of grace and hope given to us and answering the call to serve.
Encouraging others to recognize their own capacity for philanthropy and service is central to our purpose as the women of this church.
What good deeds are on your agenda for today?
This message was adapted from the “Kitchen Table Philanthropy,” a resource written by Emily Hansen and available from the Women of the ELCA website.
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