In the spirit of 1 John 3:18-19, the Holy Spirit empowers believers to graciously and voluntarily be generous in caring and sharing for the needy, as Jesus expressed sacrificial generosity when dying to save a world lost in sin.
“By this we know love, that he laid down his life for us, and we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers. But if anyone has the world’s goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God’s love abide in him? Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.” — 1 John 3:18-19
When Jesus offered Himself on the cross, He didn’t merely speak of love, but He exemplified it through His actions. He gave His all, His very life, so all that would receive Him could be made whole and reconciled with our Heavenly Father, free from the burden of our sins.
The early Church in Acts grasped this profound truth about generosity. They knew that understanding generosity in theory wasn’t enough. It must penetrate our hearts, transforming how we live, think, and act.
This is where unity in community comes into play. When we unite as one, identifying ourselves with Jesus, and when we share our lives, our faith and love overflow into the lives of others. It’s through giving generously of our time, talents, and treasures that we reflect the love of Jesus and serve as a testament to His grace.
When those around us witness this kind of love, an agape love—a love for God and His people—it’s like preaching the Good News to them, undoing the bad of sin. Our faith and love embody a living message that points directly to Jesus’ Gospel. It proclaims that God is active in this world, that He loves every individual, and that this world is just a part of the eternal story He’s writing.
As we lift our hearts in prayer, let’s pray for the lives in our community and on the campuses in Fort Worth to be touched by the transformative power of Jesus’ love as inspired by 1 John 3:18-19, drawing people closer to our Savior and Lord.
Your presence and prayers can make a real difference, and we can’t wait to gather tonight at 8 pm via Zoom.
Pastor Alvin & Mallary Brown
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General Prayer Requests & Updates
For evangelism to flourish so communities and campuses in the greater Fort Worth area will be reached, and the lost will see and experience the love of Christ and be drawn to his kingdom.
For signs and wonders to follow the preaching of His Word.
For team unity and laborers to help carry the load.
For finances and provisions.
For fully funded campus missionaries (2 per campus) to help reach the next generation — Texas Christian University (TCU), Tarrant County College (TCC), Texas Wesleyan University (TWU) and Tarleton State University – Fort Worth (TSU), University of Texas at Arlington (UTA), and Dallas Baptist University (DBU).
Alvin Brown, the Lead Pastor of Mosaic Church Fort Worth, brings over a decade of pastoral ministry experience and more than 20 years of operational and technical leadership expertise. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Telecommunications Management from DeVry University and an MBA from Keller Graduate School of Management. He enjoys spending quality time with his wife, Mallary, and their three children and contributing as a writer to various media outlets.