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People Who Need People

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September 21, 2022 8:00 pm

People Who Need People

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September 21, 2022 8:00 pm

In his hall-of-fame career as a sportswriter Dave Kindred covered hundreds of major sporting events and championships and wrote a biography of Muhammad Ali. Growing bored in retirement, he started attending girls’ basketball games at a local school. Soon he began writing stories about each game and posting them online. And when Dave’s mother and grandson died and his wife suffered a debilitating stroke, he realized the team he’d been covering provided him with a sense of community and purpose. He needed them as much as they needed him. Kindred said, “This team saved me. My life had turned dark . . . [and] they were light.”

How does a legendary journalist come to depend on a community of teenagers? The same way a legendary apostle leaned on the fellowship of those he met on his missionary journeys. Did you notice all the people Paul greeted as he closed his letter? (Romans 16:7–11). “Greet Andronicus and Junia,” he wrote, “my fellow Jews who have been in prison with me” (v. 7). “Greet Ampliatus, my dear friend in the Lord” (v. 8). More than twenty-five people in all, most of whom are not mentioned in Scripture again. But Paul needed them.

Who’s in your community? The best place to begin is with your local church. Anyone there whose life has turned dark? As God leads, you can be a light that points them to Jesus. Someday they may return the favor.

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Welcome to today's encouragement from Our Daily Bread.

Unlike with bad titled our reading people who need people in his Hall of Fame career as a sports writer Dave kindred covered hundreds of major sporting events and championships and wrote a biography of Mohammed Ali growing bored in retirement. He started attending girls basketball games at a local school. Soon he began writing stories about each game and posting them online, and when Dave's mother and grandson died and his wife suffered a debilitating stroke. He realized the team he been covering provided him with a sense of community and purpose. He needed them as much as they needed him kindred said this team saved me, my life had turned dark and they were light. How does a legendary journalist come to depend on a community of teenagers the same way a legendary apostle leaned on the fellowship of those he met on his missionary journeys.

Did you notice all the people Paul greeted as he closed his letter to the Romans agreed and drawn to Junior he wrote my fellow Jews who have been in prison with me greet imply at this, my dear friend in the Lord. He mentions more than 25 people and all, most of whom are not mentioned in Scripture again.

But Paul needed them was in your community.

The best place to begin is with your local church. Anyone there was life has turned dark as God leads you can be a light that points them to Jesus. Someday they may return the favor. Today's Our Daily Bread devotional Scripture reading is from Romans chapter 16 verses three through 60 greet Priscilla and Aquila, my coworkers in Christ Jesus. They risk their lives for me. Not only I but all the churches of the Gentiles are grateful to them. Greet also the church that meets at their house. Greet my dear friend Anita's. It was the first convert to Christ in the province of Asia greet Mary who worked very hard for you. Greet Andronicus and Julia, my fellow Jews who have been in prison with me. They are outstanding among the apostles and they were in Christ before I was greet imply that this my dear friend in the Lord. Greet Urbana's our coworker in Christ. My dear friend Stack us greet a palace whose fidelity to Christ has stood the test. Greet those who belong to the household of Aristotle, Gillis great Herodian my fellow Jew.

Greet those in the household of Narcissus who are in the Lord.

Greet try Fina and try Posta those women who work hard in the Lord. Greet my dear friend Persis, another woman who has worked very hard in the Lord.

Greet Rufus, chosen in the Lord and his mother who has been a mother to me to greet a syncretistic flood, John Hermes, Petrobras, Hermas and the other brothers and sisters with which philologists Julia may rate use at his sister and Olympus and all the Lords people who are with greet one another with a holy kiss all the churches of Christ.

Send greetings. Let's pray father. What a friend we have in Jesus your son. May we be that kind of friend to others. In Jesus name we pray.

Amen. Today's encouragement was provided by Our Daily Bread ministers