Philippians 4:3 Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves. 4Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others

At the end of this month we begin our annual mission conference here at Friendship Baptist Church. From the very beginning of our church, missionary giving was made a priority. Now 20 years later, our missionary influence is felt worldwide. Missionaries love to come to Friendship. Our children get involved in a great way through their Vacation Bible School. They are learning early on the importance of missions.

One of the greatest truths about missions is that it places others above our self. This truth should spread beyond missions to every aspect of our lives. Many people are looking for a church for what they get. There has developed a consumer mentality among many believers. Missions helps us focus on others rather than ourselves. I am sure you have seen this before: Jesus Others You. That should be the order of our life. Let us heed the scripture that began this blog.

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