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Posted on Fri, Sep 26, 2008

 Wow, I truly have to say that I am overwhelmed with the response to our club.  There are 38 and counting, and  I praise that Lord for everyone of you.  Remember our purpose: 

“I am willing to befriend, with the love of Christ,
those whom God loves and has chosen, no matter what the cost.”

As  members of the “Barnabas Club” you are encouraged, to do a kind deed, at least once a week, for someone else, for absolutely no personal gain whatsoever. Undertake a “Random Act of Kindness” (RAoK) on a weekly basis... maybe it’s paying for the cup of tea that the person in the line in front of you has just ordered at Tim Horton’s... maybe it’s offering to carry an someones shopping... maybe it’s as simple as holding a door open for someone.  I am sure you can come up with much better ones, so I want you to share them with others through this blog.

Tell us what you did and how it made you feel.  Tell us if anything good happened to you in the days that followed.  And I will tell you about my experiences.   You can even tell me what you think of the whole idea,  quit the club or invite others to join.  Let’s blanket the community with the Love of Jesus through acts of kindness.

To make it even easier to remember let's make the day that we undertake at least one random act of kindness.  That would make it a Good Friday.  Do something Good this Friday.

Click on "Comments" under "The Barnabas Club" to leave yours and to read others and scroll to the bottom.

God bless you,  Pastor Roy 


   Discussion: THE BARNABAS CLUB
Sarah · 14 years ago
the effort is there to help...and i really want to....but how can i help others if i feel like i cant even help myself.......would it be hipocritical to help others when ia cant help myself....
Pastor Lewis Back · 14 years ago

Hypocritical is when you pretend to be something you are not.  Admitting that you can't help yourself, is being honest.  Many of us struggle with things that we cannot overcome.  If we all wait until we have it all together we will never help anybody.  Next I sometimes think that we think helping is only "big things".  But Jesus said:  "I tell you the truth, anyone who gives you a cup of water in my name because you belong to Christ will certainly not lose his reward."  Mark 9:41
That is a pretty small thing to do for someone else. yet Jesus said, if we do it, we will "certainly not lose our reward."  WOW!!
Next I believe, that in helping others we help ourselves.  We feel better, and the blessing of God is on us.  Begin SMALL, ask God to help you.  Be KIND, say positive things, and trust God to take what you give Him, and use it.  A little boy had only a small lunch, but in the hands of Jesus, it fed thousands of people.  We under estimate what God can do in and through each on of us.  Even the most unlikely. 
God bless you, and let me know how it works out.  I am praying for you.

Pastor Roy

Sarah · 14 years ago
do on to others as you would want them to do for you....
Pastor Lewis · 14 years ago
Right!, and we also do it unto the Lord Jesus. Matthew 25:40 says, "The King(Jesus) will reply, 'I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.'"
This was in the context of "feeding the hungry, giving a drink to the thirsty, clothing the needy, welcoming a stranger, visiting the sick and those in prison." vs. 41-44. This are all just "Random Acts of Kindness" that we intentional do for others.

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