(Today I am embarking on a 3 day Retreat with the Middle School Students from MCS. I look forward to the time to invest in sharing Christ and myself with them. Pray for them as we travel and learn more about God and His creation.)
"Share with the saints in their needs; pursue hospitality." Romans 12: 13 (HCSB)
When I was growing up, one summer the youth of our church put on a three day revival for youth. We called it Koinonia. This was from the Greek word that means to come into communion or fellowship with, join one's self to an associate, make one's self a sharer or partner. The idea is to share in fellowship. Paul states that we are to share with other believers (if you have received Christ you are already a saint) and help them with their needs. When we are aware that a fellow believer and co-worker has a need, it is our duty to help them.
He also challenges us to pursue hospitality. The word used here in the Greek means to love strangers. So, between the two phrases, all mankind is included. We are to willingly share with fellow believers, and to run to love strangers.
Today, as you associate with people around you, seek to fulfill this challenge from God.
For Kingdom Education,