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    Wednesday
    Sep182019

    « Word on Wednesday | Engaging the World »

    Good Wednesday to you,

     

    Last Sunday we looked at the task of discipleship. While it is vital that we continue to grow in our faith through Bible study, spiritual disciplines, and participation in the life of a community, we are also tasked with “looking for the lost sheep.” When the “sheep” are lost in public places, practically challenging Christians to identify themselves as a person of faith (Drew Brees as an example) more and more disciples quietly pray for the return of Jesus, so we will not have to engage our culture. Yet, engage we must. I suggested three things the faith community could practice that would help us do just that.

     

    First, to love our neighbor, regardless of what they believe, more than we love our theological positions. That doesn’t mean that our beliefs are unimportant. They are extremely important, but loving our neighbors more is a must. If fact, Jesus said it was right up there with loving God with all our heart, soul, mind and strength.

     

    Second, we need to temper our selective outrage. When we focus on one particular sin, while ignoring other, blatant sins (unmarried friends living together, gossip, envy, pride) we reveal our hypocrisy. Consistency is important if our witness is to have any impact when engaging the culture.

     

    Third, let us offer a cup of grace to everyone we meet. When we realize the ocean of grace we have been given my God, it would be a “no-brainer” to offer a mere cup of grace to others, especially those with whom we disagree. Dallas Willard says we need to “burn through grace like a jet burns through fuel.” I really appreciate that.

     

    Being a disciple is difficult enough in our current culture without us making it harder. Perhaps, if we strive to share God’s love up front, we can regain respect, leading to a conversation that allows the Holy Spirit to work in everyone’s life!

     

    Next week we will continue talking about discipleship through what is arguably the most difficult parable Jesus told – “The Shrewd Manager,” from Luke 16. I hope to see you on Sunday!

     

    Grace and peace,

    Pastor David

     

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