Pastor Russ Taylor serves leaders and pastors in their roles today as a counselor, advisor and confidant from his years of experience in ministry, pastoring and missions work. I have asked Pastor Russ Taylor to provide wisdom for these times we are facing.
Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Philippians 4:5 NIV
God wants the fact that you are connected to him to be obvious. This happens when your words and actions direct people’s attention to God. They thank you for your good works, and at the same time give God praise for his goodness. Such a response is acceptable. They thank you, who they can see and praise God, whom they cannot see.
For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.Ephesians 2:10 NIV
“You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead, they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven. Matthew 5:14-16 NIV
We love [Him] because he first loved us. And he has given us this command: Anyone who loves God must also love their brother and sister. (1 John 4:19,21 NIV)