For us to live on mission with God and allow Him to do His work through us means that we must be attentive to how 'we see life.' It will help if we can see the whole of life in the context of sowing and reaping... understanding the importance and implications of this Biblical principle in the context of everyday relationships.
I can’t help noticing church trends, and I love visiting churches. Just ask Laura, my wife, and she will tell you that I will drive way out of our way when on vacation to visit a church that I’ve heard about. You can learn something from everybody. Recently I have been contacting numerous churches and scheduling presentations designed to communicate the need for church planting in the Urban South. As a result, I’ve had occasion to view lots of church websites. Some are great—some are not so great.
There are a lot of things to debate and dissect in the Christian life today. There are multiple denominations, Bible versions and doctrines. Everyone from scholars and theologians to new Christians have different views and interpretations of Scripture.
In a recent study of mine, I rediscovered the essential element of LOVE as the main ingredient for evangelism. I often hand out and speak out the gospel but rarely take time to listen, to share of my time, energy, and money. We can't just speak the truth and expect people to listen - we must speak it "in love." And the truth is...
UPS knows logistics. They love logistics. Do you? You should. After all, you carry the most valuable package of all - the gospel. Logistics is: the planning, implementation, and coordination of the details of an operation. Our package needs delivery... and fast! It's not fragile, just precious. It's vital and it's about time it become viral. Will you deliver?