POWERFUL! Pastor gives humility lesson to the brothers of the congregation
A great lesson in humility.
Pastor Jeremiah Steepek disguised himself as a beggar and went to the 10,000-member church where he was to be presented as a senior pastor in the morning. He walked around the church for 30 minutes as soon as she was filled with people for worship. Only 3 out of 7 of the 10,000 people said “hello” to the beggar. For some people, He asked them for coins to buy food. Nobody in the Church gave him anything. He entered the temple and tried to sit in the front, but the deacons asked him to sit in the back of the temple. He greeted the people who returned glances full of disgust and contempt when looking at him from head to toe.
As soon as he was sitting in the back of the temple, he heard the worship announcements and then a leader went up to the altar and announced that he was excited to introduce the new pastor of the congregation: “We would like to introduce you to Pastor Jeremiah Steepek. ” People looked around applauding with joy and anxiety. It was when the homeless man, the beggar who sat on the last benches, got up and started walking down the corridor. The applause stopped. And everyone was watching him. He approached the altar and grabbed the microphone. He stopped for a moment and said:
“Then the King will say to those on his right: Come, blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. Because I was hungry, and you gave me food; I was thirsty, and you gave me drink; I was a stranger, and you picked me up; I was naked, and you covered me; sick, and you visited me; in prison, and you came to me. Then the righteous will answer him, saying, Lord, when did we see you hungry, and sustain you, or thirsty, and give you to drink? And when did we see you a stranger, and we picked you up, or naked, and we covered you? Or when we saw you sick, or in prison, and we came to you? And the King will answer and say to them, Truly I say to you, as soon as you did it to one of these my younger brothers, you did it to me. ”
After reading the text of Matthew 25: 34-40, He looked at the congregation and told them everything that had happened that morning. Many began to cry, many heads bowed in shame. The pastor said then: “Today I see a meeting of people, and not the Church of Jesus Christ. The world has enough people, but there are not enough disciples. When will you become disciples? “I ask. After a pause, he closed the service and said goodbye: “until next week”!
Being a Christian is more than something you defend. It is something that is lived and shared with other people.