Article by Michael David:
I was out buying some plastic eggs the other day for a LifeGroup class. There were several
options, some colorful, some plain, some filled with candy, and some not. I got to thinking
about the Easter egg hunts that will happen this year. There will be lots of time spent putting
candy and maybe even money into the eggs. The kids will run out and gather as many as they
can. The kids will not really care what color of egg they get (well some will). It won’t matter if it
has glitter on it, stickers on it, or multi colored. They will be more concerned with what is inside
the egg. The joy will be opening up the egg and finding their favorite candy or finding one with a
large dollar bill in it. It doesn’t really matter what the outside looks like; what’s important is
what is inside the egg.
I am reminded of 1 Samuel 16:7 as God said to Samuel, man looks at the outward appearance
but God looks at the heart. When God looks at me, He is more concerned about the inside of
my life, the deep, private recesses of my life, than He is on the outside of my life. It does not
matter how good I look on the outside or what I wear, how many times I go to church, where I
serve or how nice I am to everyone. It doesn’t matter if I sing loud or soft, raise my hands or
just stand there. What I do in the community and how much I help others really isn’t that
important. The outward appearance isn’t what God is looking at. It’s about my heart. I need to
focus on the inside. As I prepare for Easter, I challenge you to join me as I take the advice from Paul in 1 Timothy 1:5 “that all believers would be filled with love that comes from a pure heart, a clear conscience, and genuine faith.”
Remember, it is what’s on the inside that is important, not the outside.
- This Sundays Sermon “Lies and Truth ” Acts 24:1-21
- Family Worship and LifeGroups, Sundays at 9:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
- Services are being posted on the church website, the church YouTube channel at FBC Weatherford Media, and on the church Facebook page at 9:00 a.m. each Sunday