SERVING OTHERS – SERVING CHRIST

Pastor Jeremiah Steepek transformed himself into a homeless person and went to the 10,000 member church where he was to be introduced as the head pastor at that morning service.
He walked around his soon to be church for 30 minutes while it was filling with people for worship, only 3 people out of the 7-10,000 people said ‘hello’ to him.
He asked people for change to buy food – no one in the church gave him change.
He went into the sanctuary to sit down in the front of the church and was asked by the ushers if he would please sit in the back.
He greeted people to be greeted back with stares and dirty looks, with people looking down on him and judging him.
As he sat in the back of the church, he listened to the announcements and such.

When all of that was done, the elders went up and were excited to introduce the new pastor of the church to the congregation.
“We would like to introduce to you Pastor Jeremiah Steepek.”   The congregation looked around clapping with joy and anticipation
The homeless man sitting in the back stood up and started walking down the aisle.  The clapping stopped with all eyes on him.
He walked up to the altar and took the microphone from the elders (who were in on this) and paused for a moment then he recited the scripture from Matthew chapter 25 verses 34 – 40:
“Then the King will say to those on his right, Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world.  For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.  Then the righteous will answer him, Lord when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink?  When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?  The King will reply, I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, YOU DID FOR ME”

If that does not fire you up to serve others in Jesus’ name, your wood is wet.

2 Responses to “SERVING OTHERS – SERVING CHRIST”

  1. This is Not our Church. We are with a very loving and acceptable Church ,Loves all and welcomes all who will come !! So many have lost the real meaning of what a church should be. . Your lesson you taught this was sure a great reminder on how we as Christians should treat others ! I remember the letters: WWJD
    Love And Prayers, Joann

  2. Thanks, Max. Good one!

    I miss you. If you could let me know the next time you know are going to preach, Janet and I would love to try and drive up for the service.

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