November 21, 2012
What will your small group do?
As we approach the holiday season, it’s the perfect time to pray about what you and your group can do to meet the needs of people in your community. First of all, as the temperature drops, there is a need for coats, shoes, and hot meals. And as we celebrate family-oriented holidays, many feel lonely without a place to celebrate. Others never open a gift at this time of year and would love to receive something.
Jamie Arpin-Ricci is passionate about getting to know and serve the people around him. And it’s not just at special times of the year or by handing over his gently used clothes. He seeks to live out Jesus’ teachings fully—and that means loving all of his neighbors.
In seeking to live out Jesus’ teachings, he’s studied the Sermon on the Mount extensively. In this article, he looks at the first beatitude: blessed are the poor in spirit. Soak in the wisdom from this humble Christ-follower and consider what you can do to live out this beatitude.
For more on missional living, see The Meaning of Missional.
posted by Amy Jackson on November 21, 2012 7:20 AM