“CARING FOR YOURSELF AND OTHERS IN NEED”
(Walking Through The Valleys of Life - Conclusion)
June 14, 2020
Worship Leaders: Miguel Torres, Jim Carlile
Sermon: Pastor Ruben Ortega
“... he had compassion on them and healed their sick.” (Matthew 14:14 )
“34 Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. 35 For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, 36 I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.’ 37 Then the righteous will answer him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? 38 And when did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? 39 And when did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?’ 40 And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.”’ (Matthew 25:34-40 )
How To Care For The Sick/Those In Need:
- Be attentive. “... you gave me food … gave me drink … clothed me …”
- Be present. “... you welcomed me … visited me … came to me …”
- Be accepting. “... I was sick … I was in prison …”
- Be hopeful. “‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.’”
How To Care of Yourself:
- Practice healthy habits.
“20 My son, be attentive to my words; incline your ear to my sayings. 21 Let themnot escape from your sight; keep them within your heart. 22 For they are life to those who find them, and healing to all their flesh.” (Proverbs 4:20-22 )
- Partake of the best medicine available.
“Give strong drink to the one who is perishing, and wine to those in bitter distress…” (Proverbs 31:6 )
- Pray for healing.
“ Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.” (James 5:16 )