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Good Shepherd Lutheran Church: Proclaim the message
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Paul instruction Timothy, his younger colleague in ministry to proclaim God’s message as his mission was the dwelling point in the homily by the Rev. Wally Schievelbein, pastor of Kenedy’s Good Shepherd Lutheran, on the Twenty-second Sunday after Pentecost.

People should hear the message of and about God whether the time is favorable or not. People may need convincing, rebuking and encouragement, with the utmost patience in teaching. Paul encourages Timothy to proclaim the message, whether that message is popular at the moment or not. The mission of a Christian is to learn the story of God then distribute what has been learned to children and adults. Cross the divisions of people to share what you have learned. Always take what you have learned and share it with someone else.

Paul speaks of itching ears of people who are not satisfied with the message of God and will seek out other doctrines to suit their own desires. People who are bypassed by you tend not to get the message. Pray for such people and do not allow t hem to associate themselves with false idols. People have the tendency to listen to the message from the church for a phase in their lives and then the fire of learning goes out.

One tends to wonder why people stop coming to church. Some may be ill. Other find other things to do during that time frame on Sunday. Some feel neglected and hurt by the church. This will lead to empty pews. A teacher must inspire people with the message of church attendance. God merely asked that you proclaim his message so others may experience His grace, love and mercy.

God loves people, forgives people, calls people, and wants people to learn to live in his world. Love the people around you, who worship with you. God likes that people love and worship him. As people of faith, inspired by God, one too is called to proclaim the message in word and deed to the world, which needs to hear the good news of Jesus Christ. We are called to pass on passion for the Word to children, the youth, as well as to grandchildren.

From childhood you have known the sacred writings. Prayer would be for God to inspire though His spirit to be passionate about his word and to express it through life.

Visitors are welcomed to join Good Shepherd Lutheran for Gospel Music Sunday by attending the Contemporary service at 8:30 a.m., Adult Service at 9:45 a.m. or Traditional Service at 10:45 a.m.

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