Friday, April 18, 2008

I'm Down with That [+] Friday E-Devotion

Have you ever seen a fight among Christian people?  One of the biggest is inside of Christian institutions or churches when people try to control other people and the happenings they don't like.
 
Are you ever shocked by what some churches do and call ministry or do in trying to reach people for Jesus?  I have heard of Easter EGG DROPS from helicopters, sky divers landing on the church parking lot, giving away money to the community and this week I heard of a church that gave away books of stamps at the post office on tax day.
 
I am down with that.  Whatever it takes.  Think about it.  We have to get creative in order to tell people about Jesus.  Whatever it takes.
 
Colossians 3:17 (nlt) --- And whatever you do or say, do it as a representative of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through him to God the Father.
 
1 Corinthians 9:22 (nlt) --- When I am with those who are weak, I share their weakness, for I want to bring the weak to Christ. Yes, I try to find common ground with everyone, doing everything I can to save some.
 
The Community Fellowship is willing to take a couple important steps that will make a huge difference.  I am down with that.
 
We believe that the CHURCH IS TO BE THE MOST CREATIVE INSTITUTION ON EARTH because we have the GREATEST MESSAGE to share. (no, that is not original with us, but it is truth)
 
We live to GET THE ATTENTION OF OUR COMMUNITY and while we have their attention TELL THEM ABOUT JESUS.  (again, not original, but that is what we do and where we spend our lives)
 
So, stop putting down the church or the preacher next to you, across town or across the world.  Remember that our message is still all about Jesus but our methods have got to be creative.  Why?  People are dieing and going to hell.  God called us to get their attention with the greatest message.
 
I am down with that.  How about you?

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