Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Be a Game-Changer: We each must carry the message, No one will do it for us

I'd like to challenge you today to be more than you are.  That is ultimately the goal of this blog, to provoke you be more than you are now, by the power of Jesus Christ.  We live on this globe, this ball, floating through space in it's orbit of the sun.  And we each have countries, regions, and communities that are within our direct influence.  

I hope you'll be a dynamic game changer in your area.  Do you know what I mean?  I never thought I could do something like that, really influence people in my area.  After all, I'm just a young guy, an introvert and I don't really have many special abilities.  But the truth is, when I decided to be more and to do more, it was that decision that began a process.

We have to believe.  Believing can cause anything to happen.  How can you believe?  Choose to.  Choose to believe in what you can do in Christ.   More specifically though, it's about hope.  Hope becomes an assurance that what we are now is not who we will be in the future.  Hope knows that I'm on a mission to change the world. Present circumstances have little bearing.  Yet most importantly it's about love.  If your a Christian you love the people around you.  It's just a fact.  And your afraid for many of them, because they don't know Jesus.  I know I am.  Ultimately it will be about love when you decide to make a difference.  Love for Christ and love for these people you know.

I know where many of you hail from, the United States of course, the Ukraine, France, Slovakia, Russia, Germany, Canada, the United Kingdom, Austria, India, and so many other countries.  For those of you in the United States and Europe especially, your ability to courage to carry the gospel into your area may well be the only hope for those around you.  The churches are closing their doors.  The churches aren't really reaching into communities.  The churches don't necessarily penetrate certain people groups.  Your their only hope.  Your their only possible future.  

Everything is at stake.  Life and death hang in the balance.  Jesus Christ is God, and he is alive.  So many out there simply don't know about this.  You've got to tell them!

I'd like to make a suggestion.  Start a Bible study!  You need zero capital, no 501c3 status.  Just a Bible and the will to do it.  I did that early on.  I started one, and several of my friends came.  Honestly I think a lot of them came just because they loved me and wanted to be around me.  But who cares!  They came, and then others came.  We started to invite people.  And eventually we had a good group studying the Bible every week.  

Many of us have had the attitude that someone else will do it.  I'm afraid that's just not the case.  There is no one else.  We're it.  Just us.  There isn't anyone else to do it.  We have to do it.  The gospel is true.  The Bible is the word of God.  And young people have been so led astray by media, by the television, by academia, and by the atheistic types, comedians and talking head hacks on the screens.  

Is there any hope?  What can we do?  Start a Bible study.  Start a house church.  Be a prayer warrior.  Distribute tracks.  Write a blog.  Make a website.  Do open-air preaching.  Do something!

Not somebody else.  Not some church or ministry.  You.  One person. You can change the world.  God be with you.  Seek His will and you will never go wrong.  Amen. 

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