Brother's Keepers

Duties and Responsibilities

The Brother’s Keeper program has many tasks, but its primary purpose is to encourage our fellow brothers and sisters in Christ. This encompasses both edifying faithful Christians and rebuking brethren to turn away from sin.

One of the duties of the program is taking the Lord’s Supper to those brethren who are unable to attend services due to illness, injury, etc. Not only does this allow these Christians to partake of the communion on the first day of every week as commanded by Acts 20:7, but it uplifts them. Please let me know if you’re interested in assisting in this rewarding effort.

Another responsibility is caring for those who are suffering. This is a duty every Christian bears. In James 1:27, visiting the fatherless and the widows in their affliction is defined as “pure religion.” In Matthew 25:35-45, Jesus talks about Christians feeding, clothing, and visiting the least of the brethren. These same Christians were described as inheriting the kingdom. By “bearing one another’s burdens,” (see Galatians chapter 6) we help and encourage our brethren who are in need.

Finally, I want to stress the importance of our attendance. The elders of this congregation, who are responsible for our spiritual well-being, have deemed necessary to hold services twice on Sunday and on Wednesday evening. Neglecting services is not a new problem in the church. We read about Christians who were unfaithful in their attendance in Hebrews 10:25. Only two verses later in Hebrews 10:27, these same Christians were described as, “fearfully looking for [the] judgment and fiery indignation.” When we walk out the church doors, we are constantly bombarded with worldliness and sin. I don’t know about you, but I need the edification and encouragement I receive from my brothers and sisters in Christ every time the church doors are open to resist temptation.

Let us continue to “exhort one another daily, while it is called today” (Hebrews 3:13).

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