This past weekend at Tri-County Church, I had the honor of preaching about the ways God asks us to love His children. You can listen here if you like. Isaiah tells us about love being the best way to serve God. Jesus tells us in no uncertain terms how much the poor and unfortunate mean to Him. When we serve them, we serve him. When we love them, we love Him. James tells us how important it is that we love them.

Here are some great resources for your pursuit of loving the least. First, a couple of books that I think are great on this topic.

Brian McLaren – “Everything Must Change”

Francis Chan – “Crazy Love” (This one is also currently available at our resource center here at TCC, if you are an attender.)

And here’s some great serving opportunities.

If you don’t do it yet, consider sponsoring a child (or two) through an agency like Compassion International or keeping a child in Africa on their anti-retroviral drugs at Keep a Child Alive. Or maybe do both!

Consider helping out at Abba’s Coffeehouse.

If you are part of our Tri-County family, you can help out with “Helping Hands” by clicking this link and filling out the form. (Don’t forget to check off “Helping Hands”.)

While you’re at it, be sure to pray for these folks as they do what they do, and find some new great way today to serve that person near you, whether family, friend, or neighbor, or just somebody you pass on the way.