We just concluded a wonderful weekend here at North Heights. The SUMMIT Youth Rally was a tremendous success. Thanks to Shawn and Mandy for all their work organizing and leading the event, thanks to all the young people who came from around the state, and thanks to Devin Swindle for delivering several tremendous sermons.

Devin’s sermons were not just “Youth Sermons.” They were calls to action for the whole Kingdom of Christ. Devin encouraged us to be a nation of Christians set apart from the nations of the world. He exhorted us to do justice, love mercy, and walk humbly before God. He encouraged us see the value of a soul, even if it belongs to someone who doesn’t look like us or talk like us or share our worldly customs. He encouraged us trust God and to let Him do things in His own way in His own time.

Most of all he encouraged us by reminding us that were the church; we are a nation of people set-apart. We need to act like it. That doesn’t mean acting like we’re better than everyone else; that’s how everyone else acts. No, we’re going to be different by being humble, meek, merciful, just. We’re the children of the King of Kings.

If you heard Devin’s sermons you know what a blessing it was, but never forget what James tells us; the real blessing comes when you put the Word of God into action.

But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.
(James 1:25)

Let’s be doers of the Word, by doing the work that our King has set out for us to do

~ Matthew