Friday, August 8, 2008

the conclusion of "reVerb" [+] Friday E-Devotion

This Sunday we finish our reVerb series as we have talked about things that cause the people around us to get excited or to keep talking.  I believe that the church has to get involved with the people we encounter every day.  We have to speak their language and answer their questions, care about their lives and let God be all over every thing.
That is not easy.  Church people tend to talk a different language that lost people and unchurched people do.  That is tough.  Real tough because by not touching their lives and speaking their language no one will come to know Jesus.  We have to be careful so often cause we think we are headed in the right direction when the only results we see is people moving from one church to another rather than lost people meeting our Savior.
When you add the prefix "re" to a word it means "to do again".  Words like repaint, return and even repent.  Often that means that we, the church, has to change what we are doing, change what we are talking and more.
reVerb is all about reflecting and amplifying God's love.  That is what our job is always to be doing.
Our key verse is this:
1 John 4:12 (nlt) --- No one has ever seen God. But if we love each other, God lives in us, and his love is brought to full expression in us.
In this series we have talked about how we love others, how we share our riches, how we celebrate the good and the bad stuff and how we get the community and us to make some noise.  This week is a bit of a change.  It will be a new ballgame of sorts.  We are going to talk about what really matters in life.  Better yet we will talk about the roots and foundation of the abundant life John 10:10 shares.  Are you ready?
Colossians 3:4 (nasb) --- When Christ, who is our life, is revealed, then you also will be revealed with Him in glory.
This is gonna be good.  Are you ready?
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.

[+] Please Pray for our BACK2SCHOOL event taking place tomorrow at church (we hope to bless hundreds of families with school supplies, clothes and haircuts).


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