The legacy of The Church continues to be written. You and I are playing a role in that legacy. What kind of legacy do you long to leave for The Church of Jesus Christ?
Rockhills strives to be a church that looks like Jesus – not just like a random church that happens to be in San Antonio, Texas. We want to leave a footprint in the legacy of The Church as a whole. That means each of us as individuals is called to look like Jesus in order for The Church as a whole – and Rockhills specifically – to look like Jesus. Pastor Adam shared a visual of how Rockhills strives to accomplish this goal through relationships, discipleship and leadership. These three “ships” are foundational to the functioning of a healthy church.Today’s teaching focused on relationship. What type of legacy will you leave regarding relationships? Each of us is part of the legacy of Rockhills and part of the legacy of The Church of Jesus Christ. Will you heed the call on your life?
INVITATION: Join us this week as we look at the simple (but not easy) teachings of Jesus that reflect his heart for what HIS Church would look and act like.
MONDAY: Matthew 22:36-40. All of us wonder about God’s will for our life. These verses state very concisely and simply a very big concept. Simple but not easy. Love God. Love others. At the end of each day this week, try closing out your day by reflecting on these instructions from Jesus. How did I do loving Jesus today? How did I do loving others? How can I seek out and rely on HIS power through me as I go into tomorrow? When did I rely on Jesus today vs. when did I rely on my own strength?
TUESDAY: Jeremiah 9:23-24: Love God. Love Others. Help people find and follow Jesus. This is the mission statement of Rockhills Church. How does loving God help you love others? What might it look like in your life to “boast” in God? How does loving God look like in your life? When you love someone, you spend time with them. How do you spend time with Jesus? Could spending time with Jesus become more consistent in your life and schedule? What can you do TODAY to focus less on yourself and more on letting Jesus live in and through you in regard to your relationships?
WEDNESDAY: John 13:34-35 & Galatians 2:20. Love as God loves. How is that possible when we are only human? The Galatians verse is key. How can you “crucify” your life today and allow Christ to live in you and through you – particularly as it relates to loving others? Perhaps its as simple as starting each day with a prayer of surrender? Let the Lord know you desire His help on a daily basis. Dying to yourself. Its a simple concept – but not easy. Ask for God’s help, and then get out of the way!
THURSDAY: Luke 6:32-36: Read this passage, and then reread it very slowly. Notice and listen for a word or phrase to stand out to you. Pray for the Holy Spirit to speak to you through these inspired words from Scripture. What do you think happens within you as you love your enemies? What does it teach you about yourself? Respond to whatever God is speaking to you today.
FRIDAY: I Corinthians 13:1-7: Loving others will look differently in each person’s life. Are you open and available for God to use you to love others? How might you begin each day with such a prayer for God to use you in others lives? Are you even willing to pray such a prayer? If not, pray for God to give you the strength and courage and to place the desire for such love in your heart. Loving others well and having a legacy of love is a supernatural gift and we cannot do it on our own strength.
SATURDAY: I Corinthians 13:13: Loving well is God’s will in your life and in my life. What spiritual practices can you put into place in your life this week to help you toward loving God and loving others?