Sunday, March 12, 2017

Serving Spree: The Fruit of Repentance

From that time Jesus began to preach, saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”

Matthew 4:17

Jesus calls all to repentance.

He calls for our hearts to recognize our sinfulness, God’s grace, and our need for a Savior to re-orient our hearts toward God.

Inward repentance leads to outward fruit.

A re-oriented heart that loves God yearns to demonstrate God’s grace, love and redeeming power to others.  John the Baptist therefore admonished outwardly religious people to bear fruit in keeping with repentance.  Those whose hearts belong to Jesus long to show God’s love by acts of serving others in Jesus’ name.

How can I serve?

Christ Community Chapel’s Serving Spree offers the following options for you to prayerfully consider.

T.R.Y. Ministries focuses on positive growth in the lives of people re-entering the community after serving their sentences. Photo from: .

T.R.Y. (Truly Reaching You) Ministries has three renovation projects (paint and repurpose) available for a group at T.R.Y.’s Ministry Center. CCC has funds to help purchase materials needed.

1. Front entry (4 to 6 person-days, meaning 5 people should be able to do it in 1 day).
     2. Conference Room with wallpaper removal (5 to 7 person-days)
     3. Main open room for gatherings/meetings (3 to 4 person-days)

For more information, contact .

Faithful Servants provides free urgent care services with a Christ-like compassion for those without insurance and the economic means to access traditional health care. Photo: .

Faithful Servants Care Center needs adult and children’s toothbrushes for the clients they serve. You can drop off a donation and then receive a tour of the center.  Contact Kathi Bertolini ( ) to learn more and to arrange a Saturday morning tour of the Care Center.

For more information on Serving Spree opportunities, visit our website at: .

Jesus said one could know His followers by their fruit.  How are you called to bear fruit for Him?


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