we had three great services sunday. I preached on the second rule that John Wesley had which was do good. I used the scripture in the gospel of Matthew 25:35-40.
Jesus addressed the crowd about being righteous and he explains his teachings with the example of sheep and goats. Sheep were on the right hand side and this was the group that Jesus was proud of. The second group was goats and the goats didn’t please Jesus at all. The sheep feed the hungry, clothed the naked, gave drink to the thirsty, visited the poor and sick in other words the sheep did good. The goats did the not.
In the message I talked about what is written on a tombstone. There is a birthdate signify when your life had begun and then there is a death date signify when your crossed over into the after life. But between those two dates there is a little line the two dates called a dash. The dash tells the story of the our lives. The question is in the dash were we a sheep or were we a goat? Did we feed the hungry, did we give drink to the thirsty, did we clothe the naked, did we visit the sick and those in prison, did we do good? When we leave this world headed into the afterlife if our friends could write on the dash of our tomb stones would they write they did all the good they could do for all who needed it, in the all the ways they could help out, forever?