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The Forward Day by Day Meditation for September 8, 2019

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SUNDAY, September 8                  13 Pentecost

Philemon 6 I pray that the sharing of your faith may become effective when you perceive all the good that we may do for Christ.

Like many people, I struggle to live outside my own head. I find it easier to accept what the church teaches about Jesus than to make those ideas physically manifest in my life. Following Jesus and doing what he does takes a lot more effort than merely admiring him or accepting his philosophical perspective.

How does the world know that we follow Jesus? Does our daily life reflect the love of God in noticeable ways? We know that actively working to expand the circle of Christ’s followers—the people of God—is the primary expectation of our evangelistic efforts.

MOVING FORWARD: Who will you invite to join you at church next Sunday?

PRAY for the Diocese of South Kerala (India)

Ps 139:1-5, 12-17 or Ps 1 | Jeremiah 18:1-11 or Deuteronomy 30:15-20 Philemon 1-21 | Luke 14:25-33

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