Faith with works (James 2:15-17), Love in action (1 John 3:16-18)


 
     Humans used to devote energy, time, and money for many things except of the greatest commandment: "Love your neighbor as yourself which is greater than any offerings and sacrifices. (Mark 12:33)
 

Preface

     The series of miracles named as 21st Century Divine Revelation (21CDR, 2004-2016) strongly suggest of divine guidance and intervention giving signs for a divine mandate. So we launched the projects and activities in line with the divine mandate, which was called in acronym S.P.U.N., as explained as follow;

1)      S-hepherd God’s flock, the poor. (1 Peter 5:2-3, John 21:15-17)

2)      P-roclaim the truth, the Gospel. (John 18:37, Mark 13:10)

3)      U-nite people, the rich and the poor. (John 17:20-21, Acts 4:32)

4)      N-urture nature and plant for enough food supply. (Gen. 1:28-29, Mat. 21:18-19)

 

The above are further elaborated below with corresponding biblical verses;

1) SHEPHERD:

     1 Peter 5:2-3, "Be shepherds to God's flock, not pursuing dishonest gain but eager to serve; not lording but being examples to the flock."

        John 21:15-17, "When they had finished eating, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon son of John, do you love me more than these?” “Yes, Lord,” he said, “you know that I love you.” Jesus said, “Feed my lambs.” 16 Again Jesus said, “Simon son of John, do you love me?” He answered, “Yes, Lord, you know that I love you.” Jesus said, “Take care of my sheep.” 17 The third time he said to him, “Simon son of John, do you love me?” Peter was hurt because Jesus asked him the third time, “Do you love me?” He said, “Lord, you know all things; you know that I love you.” Jesus said, “Feed my sheep.

”2) PROCLAIM:

      John 18:37 “You are a king, then!” said Pilate. Jesus answered, “You say that I am a king. In fact, the reason I was born and came into the world is to testify to the truth. Everyone on the side of truth listens to me.”

        Mark 13:10, "And the gospel must first be preached to all nations."

3) UNITE

     John 17:20-21, “My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, 21 that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you.”

        Acts 4:32, “All the believers were one in heart and mind. No one claimed that any of their possessions was their own, but they shared everything they had.”

4) NURTURE:

         Genesis 1:28-29, "Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air and over every living creature that moves on the ground. Then God said, "I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food."

         Matthew 21:18-19, Early in the morning, as Jesus was on his way back to the city, he was hungry. 19 Seeing a fig tree by the road, he went up to it but found nothing on it except leaves. Then he said to it, “May you never bear fruit again!” Immediately the tree withered."

 

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