Taking a Stand

Nov 12, 2023    Pastor Logan Ames

"Learn to do right; seek justice. Defend the oppressed. Take up the cause of the fatherless; plead the case of the widow" ~ Isaiah 1:17

God is clear through the prophet Isaiah and others in the Bible that the poor, needy, oppressed, orphaned, widowed, and lonely are close to His heart. He commands that His people stand up for them when they cannot stand up for themselves. Yet, we find that so many Christians are simply not in this game. They are waiting for someone else to do it or assuming God will just do it without us. But that's never been His style. Even in the New Testament, shortly before He was crucified, Jesus told His disciples that love for one another is how they would be identified as belonging to Him. This love He refers to is not a feeling, but an action, and one that requires sacrifice and service toward one another. This week at Friendship, we'll look at what it means to love one another and specifically talk about "Taking a Stand" for those who are waiting for us to do so, and for whom God has commanded us to serve. Join us and be prepared to yield your hearts to Him!