25 “And now, behold, I know that all of you, among whom I went about preaching the kingdom, will no longer see my face. 26 Therefore, I testify to you this day that I am innocent of the blood of all men. 27 For I did not shrink from declaring to you the whole purpose of God. 28 Be on guard for yourselves and for all the flock, among which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to shepherd the church of God which He purchased with His own blood. 29 I know that after my departure savage wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock;
I can imagine there were a lot of sad faces & tears, when the Apostle Paul, told the church the Holy Spirit told him, it was time to leave & preach about Jesus somewhere else. But a good pastor is supposed to prepare the church to teach Jesus love and to others and to not be totally dependent on the pastor . I have often wondered who would deliver the Bible text message or the email devotionals, if i didn’t.I started back in 2009, I think . Most of the time I would just text a verse, for a while in the past, and since the past summer, I have started back to adding my personal commentary. It is only with God’s guidance I can do it, because I have been seminary school to learn to preach. I don’t wanna preach in front of a congregation. I have always used a cellphone and a laptop. A few times, people who receive the Word of God I send, have helped me God gives the gift of love to believers and non-believers, so i one way or another, the love of Jesus is experienced by all people, so if a atheist, Buddhist, Muslim, or a homosexual show you kindness, the love of God was shown, and they probably didn’t know it, but as Christian, you should recognize it, cause the word of God, says all things work together, for those who love Him.
Romans 8:28 And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.
Ask yourself this, what are you doing for His purpose and to share is His loving message, that death can not separate a relationship, for friends if they both have a love for the Lord Jesus. Amen! God bless you all, the Lord Jesus loves you & so do I. Samuel H
Galatians 6:3-6 For if anyone thinks he is something when he is nothing, he deceives himself. 4 But each one must examine his own work, and then he will have reason for boasting in regard to himself alone, and not in regard to another. 5 For each one will bear his own load.6 The one who is taught the word is to share all good things with the one who teaches him.