Wednesday, July 6, 2011

God's Story for You

Sometimes in the midst of our complicated lives we miss the point. Amidst Fourth of July parties, work, school, and whatever else consumes our time, it becomes easy to become nearsighted about the purpose of life as believers in Jesus Christ. This post is not meant to be tool used to berate everyone who enjoys these parts of life. It is obvious that Jesus wants us to enjoy these things. The post is, however, meant to remind us of the grand purpose for which we are here. Just in case we have forgotten, Jesus said: “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age” (Matt. 28:18-20). What does that mean?

I think it means different things for different people depending on what the Lord has called him or her to do in ministry. For some disciple-making is done at work in a secular job and for others it is done as a pastor of a church congregation. Whatever our calling, no one person is more important than another nor one more worthy of God's grace than another. Whatever our calling, we must fulfill his mission for us faithfully with every fiber of our being.

God has invited us into His story...Now He has equipped us with His Holy Spirit to share the message that has changed our lives. Tell the story!

Here's a tool sponsored by River City Church for you to use in telling God's Story.

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