Jesus did not seek the lost in this way; Jesus always took the initiative to cross cultural barriers in order to reach people. He entered their world. He did not require them to enter His world.
Attractionalism is the belief that creating an appealing church service and programs will attract unbelievers to come to church.
Years ago, I was motivated toward disciplemaking by reading Allen Hadidians’ book Successful Discipling (Moody Press, 1979).He describes how he often challenged those he was discipling with an exhortation to Christian living.
There is a darkness that has so permeated this world that nothing remains untouched. Evil extends it’s reach into every social institution, every relationship, and every human heart. And we all know that this is not the way it’s supposed to be.
My son turned 18 last week. I still remember the excitement we felt on the day he was born.
When God became a man, He did not come “to be served, but to serve” (Matt 20:28). He came to “give His life as a ransom for many.” He took on the form of a servant.
This is the question I’ve been asking myself since I finished reading Stephen Gray’s Planting Fast-growing Churches last weekend.
Where you stand determines what you see. If you and I are going to be missionaries right where we live, it’s important for us to see the neighborhoods in our city through God’s eyes.
I watched this video yesterday and wanted to post it today for others who haven’t yet seen it. (or you can watch it here: Bread for the World.)