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September 8, 2020 @ 6:30 am – September 9, 2020 @ 7:30 am
Every FBC volunteer or staff member realizes the importance of the hospital visit. Working with and for human beings is the greatest work in the world. When you go to the hospital to see the patient in the name of Him who said, “I was sick, and ye visited me” (Matt. 25:36), you are following in the footsteps of Jesus, who spent more time in ministering to the sick than He did in teaching or preaching.
Usually an FBC member will call to let us know when someone is ill. Church members will forgive church leadership for almost anything except failing to visit them when they are sick. FBC has made it a high priority that whenever we become aware of a hospitalization because we want to be in prayer for this person, with this person and rallying the church’s prayer warriors in support of the patient. This also allows us to assess any special needs by the family that we can instantly address.
Remember that the individual is still important. In an age when we emphasize ministry to the masses, FBC does not forget the individual. In the hospital you have a one-soul audience. Often this is where you can do your best spiritual work. Much of the work of the Master was for the one-soul audience–Nicodemus, the Samaritan woman at the well, the Syrophoenician woman, Zacchaeus, and many others. Much of His teaching and many of His parables concerned one person–the one lost sheep, the one lost coin, the one prodigal son.