Compassionate Service

Bob Roane Jesus Christ, Service

Isaiah prophesied about Jesus the Messiah: “A bruised reed He will not break, and a smoldering wick He will not snuff out, till He has brought justice through to victory. In His name the nations will put their hope.” (Matthew 12:20-21, quoting Isaiah 42:1-4) Compassionate Christians Point to our Compassionate Lord Jim Petersen of The Navigators had a friend from …

Humble Servants of Jesus

Bob Roane Jesus Christ, Service

Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven….In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus: Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to His own advantage; rather, He made Himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made …

Depending on Jesus

Bob Roane Jesus Christ, Service

Christ said: Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you. (Luke 6:38) Luther’s Advice on Service Martin Luther (1483–1546) was a German pastor, author, and composer, best known as one of God’s …

Jesus-like Service

Bob Roane Jesus Christ, Service

Christ said: I am among you as one who serves….You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love. (Luke 22:27; Galatians 5:13) Paderewski and Chopsticks Ignacy Jan Paderewski (1860-1941) was a Polish musician and composer. At his peak, he was the world’s …

New Every Morning is God’s Love (Part 1)

Bob Roane Joy and Peace, Loving and Trusting God, Safety and Security in Christ, Service

Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for His compassions never fail. They are new every morning. Great is your faithfulness. I say to myself, “The Lord is my portion; therefore I will wait for Him.” (Lamentations 3:22-24) God is Love 1 John 4:8 says, “Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.” …

An Evening at Jester III Prison

Bob Roane Prison Ministry, Service

Keep on loving one another as brothers and sisters….Continue to remember those in prison as if you were together with them in prison, and those who are mistreated as if you yourselves were suffering. (Hebrews 13:1-3) This is adapted from an article by a man who visited the prison with us. It first appeared in Frontlines, the newsletter of Cornerstone …

Love God and Obey

Bob Roane Loving and Trusting God, Service

If you love me, keep my commands….Whoever has my commands and keeps them is the one who loves me. The one who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I too will love them and show myself to them. (John 14:15,21) This builds on a previous post titled Trust and Obey. Loving God is Crucial C. S. Lewis …