“Whatever you ask the Father in my name he may give it to you.” This seems like a carte blanche promise from Jesus. But one the of main goals and purposes of prayer is for the continuing of Jesus’ mission in this world—the making of
The Lord Jesus Christ has set an example of how we should be humble, gracious and servant-hearted in our care for one another. Like him, we should desire that all those that we care for have “clean feet.”
Christ has commanded his disciples to be the salt of the earth and the light of the world. Believers, therefore, have a responsibility to the world around them—without distinctions of race, language or class—to communicate the gospel of Jesus Christ by their actions, lifestyle and
“Talk is cheap,” they say. Perhaps this is particularly and painfully true when it comes to love. Perhaps this is why we are exhorted by John, “Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth” (1 John 3:18).