It doesn't matter what job you have. God wants you to work for God's kingdom. And God wants you to be his presence in the lives of your customers and co-workers, God wants you to be his presence in the lives of your employees and bosses. God wants you to be his presence where you work.

So if you're struggling financially, or if you're just worried about money, from time to time, you have to have a plan for your money. You have to set priorities for how you’re going to use your money. Because in the end, God will hold you accountable for how you've used your money.

It’s like James says, what good is our faith if we can't minister to others when and how they really need it. Everyone who is a part of this church, whether they have attended for years or are joining us online for the first time today, has had moments where we have felt overwhelmed. And we all need help dealing with the stress we face.

You can help those impacted by the recent flooding in Eastern Kentucky by partnering with us as we provide disaster relief buckets. Below you will find complete instructions for what to include in your bucket and how to prepare it. Buckets must be returned to Melbourne Heights by August 18.

Just like a small problem with its mirror kept the Hubble telescope from being able to accurately reflect images from outer space back to earth, no one will be able to see Jesus in you if you don’t accurately reflect Jesus to them

Being a Christians isn’t about you getting your way or me getting mine. Being a Christian isn’t about bickering and backstabbing. Being a Christian means that we reflect Christ. And that means that we need to be selfless and willing to serving. That means we need to look past the things that divide us and find the things that unite us. That means that we can put our differences aside to build God’s kingdom together.

As Christians, when we say hurtful things, it’s not just our words that are being amplified. As followers of Jesus, we are a reflection of Jesus. So if we say hurtful things, the world is going to see a hurtful Jesus. If we say hateful things, the world's going to see a hateful Jesus. But, if we say things that are helpful and loving, the world is going to see a Jesus who wants to help them and is going to love them. 

For Jesus, it didn’t matter if someone was rich or poor, male or female, powerful or oppressed, Roman or Jewish. For Jesus, it didn’t matter what label someone had. There was no one who was not welcomed by Jesus.


So that’s part of what it means for us to be a reflection of Jesus. If we’re going to reflect Jesus then we cannot play favorites. If we’re going to reflect Jesus then we can't care about someone wearing fine clothes more than we care about someone wearing dirty rags. If we’re going to reflect Jesus then we have to see the worth of every person.

“I am a fragment of a mirror whose whole design and shape I do not know. Nevertheless, with what I have, I can reflect light into the dark places of this world — into the dark places of human hearts — and change some things in some people. Perhaps others seeing it happen will do likewise. This is what I am about. This is the meaning of my life.”