THROUGH THE BIBLE IN THREE YEARS
A local farmer accompanied his pastor to a church convention.
After the convention, while they were driving home, the pastor asked the farmer what he thought about it.
The farmer said, "Oh. It was all right. I liked it, especially the singing.
But there was one thing I didn't understand, all that discussion about how to get people to come to church.
When I go to a farmer's convention, we never discuss how to get the cows to the trough.
They just seem to know that if they put good food there, the cows will come to get it."
1 Tim 6:17-19
17 Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not highminded, nor trust in uncertain riches,
but in the living God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy;
18 That they do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to distribute, willing to communicate;
19 Laying up in store for themselves a good foundation against the time to come, that they may lay hold on eternal life.
Jesus is good food for the spiritual soul!
The King of kings never dies, and His grace never stops providing!
He is the Son, always shining.
He is the Bread of Life, always providing "manna" in the wilderness of this world.
He is the Tree of Life, providing fruit in every season.
His rain never ceases to fall on the "just and the unjust."
His table is always set, and He calls to people: "Come and dine!"
His "wine and milk" are "without price:" free to all who come.
Because we are rich in Christ, we do not trust in the riches of this world.
We trust in the Living God, Who provides all our need.
Because we are rich in Christ, we are "ready to distribute, ready to communicate" His goodness to all mankind.
Indeed, let us "lay up in store" the "GOOD Foundation" of Christ in the church!
HE is the attraction, not programs and facilities!
As children, rich in the grace of our Lord, let us provide HIM as the central thing in all we do in the church!
That will be "food" enough to attract ALL!