Estes Echo

Help for the Hurting

“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.” John 13:34-35

The Law of Christ, it’s more than just a simple handshake on Sunday morning. It’s more than asking a brother or sister, “How are you doing?” and simply receiving a response of “OK” or “I’m doing well.” It prompts us to love one another as Christ loved us. Christ demonstrated His love for His disciples by serving their needs, by listening and encouraging them as they struggled to cope with life, by sharing His struggles and asking for help in time of need, and by ultimately giving His life.

All of us have various struggles and hurts in our lives but, more often than not, we let pride get in the way, bury the hurt and pain and carry the burden alone. That burden can weigh us down and make us less effective in our service to God.

The Elders have decided that this is one area within our congregation that deserves special attention. Therefore, we will be starting a new program in the near future called “The 6:2 Ministry”, a program designed to help each and every one of us as we struggle with life’s problems but with the added help of our fellow brothers and sisters in Christ.

Be looking for more announcements to come and please pray for this effort as we strive to “Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.” Gal 6:2
— The Estes Elders