Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Acts 1:8 Church Part 3

The second strand of DNA a church should possess is in being Evangelistic.

He told them, "You don't get to know the time. Timing is the Father's business. What you'll get is the Holy Spirit. And when the Holy Spirit comes on you, you will be able to be my witnesses in Jerusalem, all over Judea and Samaria, even to the ends of the world."

Yesterday, we talked about how a church must first be Holy Spirit led. Today let's quickly talk about being Evangelistic. This encompasses two areas:

1) The people who are "members" should evangelize those around them. That doesn't mean that they have to be in your face "get saved" vocal people. What it does mean is that every one should realize that God has divinely placed you in a realm of influence that intersects with people who might only see Christ through your life.

2) Since Sunday morning is the prime time for people who are visiting, that Sunday morning "service" should be designed around speaking the language of Christ to a non-Christian or unchurched person in a relevant way. It is a place where every Christian should invite the unchurched people God has placed in their lives.

What are your thoughts?


Anonymous said...

Thats cool i like how you worded point 1 ...that God has divinely placed you in a realm of influence that intersects with people... totally agree with you there!
As an unchurched christian i have to disagree with your 2nd point. Your sunday morning meetings are when the body comes together. why make it about the unsaved or unchurched? Isn't that what your point 1 is for? so i still wonder what is the point for sunday or anyday meetings?

Jason Curlee said...

Excellent point...and things for the complement...

Hmmm....don't know if a comment will do it justice...I will however come back and create a post that will include my opinion.

My true feeling on it is that it can have elements where a Christian will feel very much ingrained in but will also be relevant to someone that is an unchurched non-christian...

Thanks for the comment...this really helps me think and pray this out.