Seeing Is Believing , Hebrews 13:1-8

James and Lucy were just married. They did not have their own place , but were renting half of a house. They did not have a lot, but were thrilled with the carpet and furnishings by their friends.
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One day they came home to find the longue flooded. Water was pouring through the ceiling where the people upstairs had left a tap on. The  new carpet was ruined and they just stood in despair. A Christian friend chose that moment to call round and see how they were doing. He took one look at the situation and said , “ Get your coats , we are going out for a meal!”

“ We cannot leave this mess!” they both wailed. But he insisted, and took them to a good restaurant and they gradually relaxed in his company. By the time he paid the bill, they were filling much better.

He turned to them and said ,  “OK , let’s go and tackle the problem!”

Between the three of them , they dragged the carpet onto the lawn outside and dried it out.

Afterwards, James said to Lucy , “ I think we have just seen a sermon in action !”

Hebrews 13: 1-8 reminds us to care for each other in many different ways.

Bible Text
Hebrews 13:1-8

1NIV:Keep on loving one another as brothers and sisters.
2NIV:Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it.
3NIV:Continue to remember those in prison as if you were together with them in prison, and those who are mistreated as if you yourselves were suffering.
4NIV:Marriage should be honored by all, and the marriage bed kept pure, for God will judge the adulterer and all the sexually immoral.
5NIV:Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.”
6NIV:So we say with confidence, “The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?”
7NIV:Remember your leaders, who spoke the word of God to you. Consider the outcome of their way of life and imitate their faith.
8NIV:Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.

Questions to Consider
  • How did the Christian friend’s attitude compare with the passage?
  • Which of these teachings apply to your own life?

Motion Points
  • Phoning someone who has done something for you lately to let them know you appreciate what they have done
  • Doing something in need , such as gardening, or running an errand.

Further reading
  • Matthew 6:1-4
  • Acts 4:32-35
  • Luke 7:1-10

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