My dear friends, we have been embarking together on quite a journey during this season of Lent. I know – because you’ve told me – that the Red Letter Challenge has been directly applicable to your daily living. Sometimes it was convicting. Sometimes it was comforting.
That’s the way that the Word of God works. We cannot tame God’s Word for our lives. His Word works. And His Word works through us!
You are God’s plan for bringing His Word to the world!
There is no plan B.
Yes, salvation comes through no other means that Jesus Christ, crucified and risen from the dead. We cannot come to this understanding through any other way than the working of the Holy Spirit in the world.
And, at the same time, Jesus works His Word through us. The life of Jesus is our life. His resurrection is ours. And the Holy Spirit lives in us.
God’s plan all along was to work through us to bring His salvation to the world.
How did you become a Christian?
I’m sure someone told you about Jesus. Right?
Who have you told about Jesus?
In the Red Letter Challenge, over the last two weeks in particular, we’ve been encouraged to serve and give. These are wonderful Biblical principles to put into practice. But – there are many non-Christians who also value these same things.
So, what makes you any different? Or – what should make you different?
It’s this last principle: Going.
Is Jesus someone you know about? Or is Jesus someone you know?
If you only know “about” him, then you’ll have a hard time telling someone about him and make it personal. If Jesus is someone you actually know, then you’ll be able to introduce others to him.
I know that Going is going to be hard for many of you. I know this because you’ve told me. I’m praying for you that you spend more time with Jesus getting to know him.
You don’t have to know everything about him. You just need to be able to tell others what he has done for you.
I want you to put on your calendars a training seminar that we will be hosting at our church on May 11th with Rev. Dr. David Kim. He is a personal friend of mine and he is a Glocal Missionary (that is – global and local). He will be coming to teach us how to live in such a way in our local context.
I’m super excited for his visit.
If you can’t be there for the Saturday seminar, he will be the guest preacher for Sunday services on May 12th. You don’t want to miss it!
Official registration will be coming out soon.