"Have you not asked those who travel the roads, and do you not accept their testimony?" (Job 28:29)

Thursday, February 27, 2014

On Going Out...

OUR MISSION congregation meets in a small church... within a small town, with a small number of people regularly in attendance. But, in some ways, our numerical smallness gives us advantage. We can almost meet in a laundry room. We personally know everyone in the church. As well, we interact socially with everyone as being relatives, "shirt-tail" relatives or adopted relatives like myself. However, this tightness within our beloved, closely knit group can run counter to our most important Christian calliing before God.
 In Matthew 28:18-20, we read...

And Jesus came and said to them, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the close of the age."

 You see, as Christians we thus believe we are called to not only love God, but also one another. And if we love God, we should try to connect our Lord's message to those amongst us who have not yet heard of his grace. That's tough to do if we stay as a family anchored within church walls. Listen then to this year's Lenten evangelical planning, for we would go out as disciples to library, bowling alley, restaurant, and homes to proclaim God's love poured out through His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord