My claim is that the SHARE series we kicked of today is among the most important conversations we've ever had as a church. I know there must be folks who are thinking, "This is definitely not for me!" But hear me out. (to see today's service, click here)
If you are a follower of Jesus, and if Jesus is who he says he is, than you don't have an option to ignore the subject. By definition of being a follower, we decided that we would do whatever God tells us to do. Being a light to the world and the salt of the earth is not a decision to be made. Rather, it is part of the very DNA of every person who follows Jesus.
But we can do it in a way that is not threatening or aggressive or invasive. Allowing Jesus to work through you to help change someone else's life is the single most amazing thing I've experienced, and I know many others who would echo the same sentiment.
Frequently, someone comes to me and asks advice about caring for someone in crisis or about sharing their faith journey. One of my favorite things to tell people is, "You are a good pastor." It always surprises them. People don't usually think of themselves that way, but when you are the one who another is looking to for spiritual advice, counsel or care, you ARE being a pastor to them. They came to you because they knew you cared about them or because they recognized God's work in your life.
Don't miss the chance. God wants to use YOU to dramatically change someone's world. So, don't miss the next few Sundays. Together, we'll discover the Bible's potent teaching that will give us the tools you need and equip you to be the light of someone's world.
See you next Sunday!