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Donation Drive for Animal Rescue Inc

February 1st, 2022 No comments

We are collecting donations for Animal Rescue Inc, a sanctuary located in New Freedom, Pa. Their wish list includes dog/cat treat, cat/kitten food, dog/puppy food, cat/dog treats, cat/dog toys, cat nip, squeakers & cleaning supplies. A full list of items can be found on the flier below or on their website https://www.animalrescueinc.org/. Current tenants who bring in a donation will receive a $5.00 Rent Credit.

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Good News Focus-Generosity and Refreshment

August 20th, 2020 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Good News Focus is on Acts 20:35.

The Apostle Paul spoke to other church leaders, and as he was saying good-bye to them, he said, “In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: It is more blessed to give than to receive.”

The way of Christ is to help those who cannot help themselves. That is the impact of grace on our lives. When we receive God’s grace for the precious gift that it is, we become more sensitive to the plight of those who cannot help themselves. The Apostle Paul carried out his ministry with concern for those in poverty. He sought financial assistance from the church to help those with physical needs. As they worked together, they made a difference for the glory of God.

The way of Christ is the way of love and generous giving. Proverbs 11:25 says that a generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed.”   

Jesus is our Source of Good News, leading us to places of generosity and refreshment in the Year of Vision.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

Lesson Of Faith-Sharing With Others

October 3rd, 2013 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – The importance of sharing with others.

This was a common practice of the early church when it formed. Acts 2 talks about the believers selling their possessions and goods, and giving to anyone as he had need. The generosity of these early believers was effective, because Acts 4:34 says that “there were no needy persons among them.”

Hebrews 13:16 encourages us to continue looking for opportunities to share our resources with others. “And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased.”

While we do not have the resources to take care of everybody’s needs, we can do something for someone. Meeting the practical needs through the sharing of our resources is one significant way of expressing God’s love to someone else.

The importance of sharing with others is a lesson of faith worth remembering.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com