Sunday, April 27, 2008

Speaking @ Church Today

So I didn't play the Godtube video. But encourage all of you to check it out. And we only sung "To the Ends of the Earth." But all in all it went very well. I still think I need to work on my public speaking skills, I tend to talk too quickly and job around a lot. But I believe my testimony is very chaotic - goes along well with my life but also very open and personal. Also like me. Some things I got out of it listening to other speak was very interesting stuff about love.

"Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails." - 1 Corinthians 13: 4-8

Then Manny (another speaker) went on to talk about love for everyone:

"But I tell you who hear me: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you. If someone strikes you on one cheek, turn to him the other also. If someone takes your cloak, do not stop him from taking your tunic. Give to everyone who asks you, and if anyone takes what belongs to you, do not demand it back. Do to others as you would have them do to you.If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? Even 'sinners' love those who love them. And if you do good to those who are good to you, what credit is that to you? Even 'sinners' do that. And if you lend to those from whom you expect repayment, what credit is that to you? Even 'sinners' lend to 'sinners,' expecting to be repaid in full. But love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them without expecting to get anything back. Then your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High, because he is kind to the ungrateful and wicked. Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful." - Luke 6:27-36

I think these are very important words that we should all focus more one. Rather then spending so much time and energy on being mad at others.

Speaking today and hearing the other students speak made me realize how lucky I am to have such an awesome support group here on campus. From my roommates, to my friends, to my Bible study, to the staff here on campus both in and out of the Spiritual Life Center. God was truly looking out for me when He sent me to Bentley College.


nancy said...

We saw the godtube video at Insight, before Sara left (2006)
I wish I could have been there to hear you speak.

Jenna said...

It's okay. You will see me soon enough.