Thank you to River Street Church of God for inviting Executive Director Heath Placek to come and share on Sunday, July 16th. It was a beautiful time of worship and celebration of what God is doing in Newberg!

In addition to updating the congregation on Love INC’s ministry, Heath encouraged the body of believers at River Street to remember to view outreach activities as opportunities to share faith in Jesus with people.

Below is an excerpt from his talk:

“As Peter and John spoke with the lame beggar at the Temple gate, they wanted something greater for him than to just support him in his condition.

They wanted to transform his life by the power of the risen Jesus Christ.

They knew that the help he sought would have only made his lot in life more bearable, but it would not have released the redemptive work of Christ in his life, so they shared Jesus with him.

As Christians, when we encounter the “lame beggars” of the world in our lives, and we don’t know how to help, remember that you have the ultimate gift to share, faith in Jesus Christ.

Let us be a people who, like Peter and John, saw our interactions with people reaching out in time of need as opportunities to share the hope of Jesus Christ, and allow Him to transform people’s lives and our communities just as He did through the healing of the lame beggar in Acts 3.

Then Peter said, ‘Silver or gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, walk.’- Acts 3:6’

By faith in the name of Jesus, this man whom you see and know was made strong. It is Jesus’ name and the faith that comes through him that has completely healed him, as you can all see.’- Acts 3:16’