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Everything.

Written by Tyson Herald on . Posted in WBC Blog

 

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(Picture of a widow’s mite compared to a penny)

When we talk of resources we often think of what we have or don’t have monetarily. Believe it or not, a high school student with a part time job in the US is richer than most of the world. If you want to see how you stack up you can visit http://www.globalrichlist.com/. You’ll discover you are actually very rich. 

Jesus told the story of the widow in Luke 21:1-4. The widow gives an ultimate show of faith in that she was willing to give all she had. It was a sacrifice for her. Everyone else had given out of their wealth but she gave out of her poverty. What amazes me most about the story is that she recklessly gave everything.
One of the other valuable resources we have in this country is our time. We schedule our lives to get the “most” out of it. However, in an effort to squeeze as much as we can in a day in the name of productivity we may miss out on the chance to help another person. What the widow gave cost her something….actually it cost her everything.
I’m so thankful God has blessed us in this country monetarily. Organizations that seek to help others can easily raise millions for specific causes but they struggle to find people willing to serve hands on.
Lately, I’m trying to learn to be more generous. Especially, with my time. What about you?

You wanna be great?

Written by Tyson Herald on . Posted in WBC Blog

No one woke up this morning wanting to be a loser. We want the world to notice us.  We want to be recognized for what we do and who we are. We want to be great. If you want to hear Jesus say you’re great, then you’re gonna have to start serving. Let me explain.

Jesus’ disciples thought they were great. They certainly weren’t superior men. His disciples were lowly fishermen that came alongside Jesus (the epitome of greatness) and thought they were great by association. In Matthew 20 Jesus threw them for a loop. James and John wanted to sit on either side of the throne in the Kingdom. What they associated with greatness was a position, not a posture. Jesus changed the definition of greatness for the rest of history with his comments in vss. 25-28. He told them greatness would be marked by those who would give up their own personal wants and desires to serve their fellow man. Greatness, as defined by Jesus was all about posture. The posture of service. 

Jesus didn’t just give a new definition of greatness he became the definition. This is what I love about Jesus most. He didn’t just command us to do something. He showed us how to do it and it started with the reason He came to earth. Verse 28 says,”for even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”

Is it a struggle to respect your boss this week? Jesus showed us how to respect those who we think don’t deserve it. Struggling to love those who are unloving? Jesus showed us how to love them by loving us at our worst. 

So, you want to be great? It starts by serving those around you. Not sure you’ll get the praise from people you want now but I guarantee you’ll get the praise from our Savior in due time. 

 

We need you!

Written by Tyson Herald on . Posted in WBC Blog

This past week I tore my soleus muscle. Up until a few days ago I didn’t even know I had a soleus muscle. I sure do now though.

Since tearing this muscle it’s become painfully clear to me that I need it. Working correctly, it stabilizes me as I walk and helps make sure my toes do what they need to. Thankfully, for most of my life I’ve been blessed with great health. This whole experience has got me thinking a lot about the church though. 

In 1 Cor. 12 Paul talks about how the church is made of different parts just like our bodies. Some people get to be a hand, or a foot,  or an eye etc…. He goes on to say in vs. 20 thru the end of the chapter how the body needs each part and the parts that seem to be weaker are indispensable. I can tell you quite definitively today that, we need you! Last week I wasn’t aware of my soleus muscle but there it was doing what it was supposed to, serving a greater purpose, playing it’s role well. 

I’m not sure what part you play, but if you consider yourself a Christian you are part of the body and we need you! Trust me you can’t do life alone and we can’t do life without you! Nor do we want to! 

Hoping you’ll join us and play your part. You matter!

Tyson

 

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