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August 17, 2023

The Giving Church - A Short Story

By Tony V. Hammack

Hey, cool Church!
In the heart of Batesville AR, there stood a humble Church named "Jubilee Family Church,". The pastor, like all maturing believers, had a tendency to put the needs of others before his own. The church, too, loved her pastor and was a beacon of love, support and truth for the surrounding area, fostering a close-knit community where everyone felt like family.

One day, as the church faced financial challenges, the pastor felt a heavy burden on his heart. He knew that the church needed repairs and improvements to continue serving its members effectively. Yet, the funds were limited, and he didn't want to burden the congregation with more expenses.

Simultaneously, the church members recognized their pastor's dedication and wanted to show their appreciation for his unwavering leadership. They knew that he often dedicated untold hours, pouring his time and resources into the church and its activities.

Cool Guitar!

As the days passed, the pastor resolved to sell his old but treasured guitar, the one he used to lead worship and inspire the congregation. He hoped the proceeds would go towards the church's renovations. Little did he know that the church members had secretly decided to pool their resources to buy him a new guitar..

Wow, I'm so grateful!

On the day Pastor put his guitar up for sale, he received a surprise envelope containing enough money to cover the church repairs. Overwhelmed with gratitude, he realized that his congregation had sacrificed for him, just as he had sacrificed for them.

Love is the most excellent way!
In the end, the pastor and the Church discovered the beauty of sacrificial love that flowed freely from God and among the members of the body of Christ. Their sacrifices for each other illustrated the true spirit of selflessness and the bond that united them. Their actions not only strengthened their community but also served as a shining example of how faith, love, and shared sacrifice could create an unbreakable foundation for a church family that truly cared for one another.

Worship with us at Jubilee Family Church this Sunday at 10:30 AM

(Central Standard Time U.S.A.) and Wednesday evening at 7:00 PM CDT. If you can't be with us in person please visit via internet video on Our YouTube Channel

If you live in Batesville please tune into KBAP 88.1 FM to listen to contemporary worship music.

Jubilee Family Church45 Thunderbird Dr. Batesville, AR 72501

(870) 793-9124

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