Thursday, September 21, 2017
 

Visitation Ministry

In the Gospel of Matthew we find Jesus speaking of the final judgment and who would enter the Kingdom of Heaven,

"'Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the Kingdom prepared for you from the creation of the world. For I was hungry, and you fed me. I was thirsty, and you gave me a drink. I was a stranger, and you invited me into your home. I was naked, and you gave me clothing. I was sick, and you cared for me. I was in prison, and you visited me.'"

                                                                   (Matthew 25:34; NLT)

The disciples were mystified. They hadn't fed, sheltered, clothed, or visited Jesus. What could He possibly have meant? Jesus explains in verse 40,

 

"'I tell you the truth, when you did it to one of the least of these my brothers and sisters, you were doing it to me!'"

                                                                   (Matthew 25:40; NLT)

 


That is the mission of the Visitation Ministry Team. We visit the ill and homebound, those who cannot make it to church on a regular basis. We may bring a copy of our newsletter "The Pen of Power" or a copy of a worship service. We may deliver a knitted prayer shawl or lap robe. But most of all we simply bring Jesus through fellowship with our brothers and sisters in Christ.

 

There is always someone who needs a visit. So we are looking for others who are interested in participating with us in this important ministry. Don't worry about what to do, we are presently developing a visitation training course for those who would like to take advantage of that. Brothers, we would love to have some men join our team so that we may reach out to other men in need.

 

Visitation Ministry

In the Gospel of Matthew we find Jesus speaking of the final judgment and who would enter the Kingdom of Heaven,

"'Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the Kingdom prepared for you from the creation of the world. For I was hungry, and you fed me. I was thirsty, and you gave me a drink. I was a stranger, and you invited me into your home. I was naked, and you gave me clothing. I was sick, and you cared for me. I was in prison, and you visited me.'"

                                                                   (Matthew 25:34; NLT)

The disciples were mystified. They hadn't fed, sheltered, clothed, or visited Jesus. What could He possibly have meant? Jesus explains in verse 40,

 

"'I tell you the truth, when you did it to one of the least of these my brothers and sisters, you were doing it to me!'"

                                                                   (Matthew 25:40; NLT)

 


That is the mission of the Visitation Ministry Team. We visit the ill and homebound, those who cannot make it to church on a regular basis. We may bring a copy of our newsletter "The Pen of Power" or a copy of a worship service. We may deliver a knitted prayer shawl or lap robe. But most of all we simply bring Jesus through fellowship with our brothers and sisters in Christ.

 

There is always someone who needs a visit. So we are looking for others who are interested in participating with us in this important ministry. Don't worry about what to do, we are presently developing a visitation training course for those who would like to take advantage of that. Brothers, we would love to have some men join our team so that we may reach out to other men in need.

 

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