M.A.G.I. Project: Honduras 2021-2022
So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith.
This weekend, Abby, the kids, and I are visiting my sister and her family. Mark Hatfield from the Whitehall Church of Christ in Pittsburgh has come to speak to us about the MAGI project we are involved in. Mark is a good friend and I know he appreciates the opportunity to share with you about our work together. The Whitehall congregation has done an excellent job over the years coordinating multiple churches, including ours, to be involved in this great ministry.
Knowing what would be discussed this weekend, my mind has been on our mission as God’s church to impact the world. This morning in class, you saw a teaching from Tony Evans on the role of the church. The mission God has for His people is incredibly important. It goes beyond simply coming together for a worship assembly once a week—something being a Christian often gets reduced to, sadly. It is literally a day in-day out mission He calls us to—transforming the world by our Christian witness and work. Our work often involves service. I’d like to challenge you to think about how you are serving and doing good to those around you. Are you actively participating in an ongoing service work—either to the community or to the world? If not, why not? Paul tells the Galatians churches to “do good to everyone” as they had opportunity. This should be a constant mark of our lives as Christians.
I hope that Mark’s time with us, and our Bible class time together, has you thinking about more ways in which you can impact the world with the good news of the gospel. If it is through a greater contribution to programs like MAGI, or in some other way locally, consider how you can be involved in “doing good.”