Once far from God and dead in sin... Daniel W. White: James McGranahan : PDF : Christ , My All: I would ever follow Thee, Christ , my all; Christ , my all…
Fear of the unknown is a terrible negative power. Jesus the Christ said, "Know the truth and the truth shall set you free." This applies to temporal as well as spiritual matters.
In the midst of a terrible situation, I have witnessed the church, both near and far, act as the hands and feet of Jesus Christ. From physical needs to emotional support to spiritual comfort, these people made manifest the true work of the church. As 2 Corinthians 1:3-4 (NLT) says:
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David was impressed by God's care for us: "When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, the moon and the stars, which You have ordained, what is man that You are mindful of him, and the son of man that You visit him? For You have made him a little lower than the angels, and You have crowned him with glory and honor. You have made him to have dominion over the works of Your hands; You have put all things under his feet, all sheep and oxen -- even the beasts of the field, the birds of the air, and the fish of the sea that pass through the paths of the seas. O Lord, our Lord, how excellent is Your name in all the earth!" (Psa. 8:3-9).
When someone is sick in your congregation, do the Elders come over and anoint the sick with oil and pray for healing?
James 5:14 asks, “Is any sick among you? Let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord.”