This week, I had the opportunity to attend the ReChurch Conference at The Creek Church. This is an environment for church leaders (ministers, elders, and ministry leaders) to converge for a 2-day empowering experience. The theme this year is Into The Wild. The "wild" is a place that is untamed, unfamiliar, and uncomfortable. For leaders in the church this means figuring out how to bring the hope of the Gospel of Jesus Christ to people who are hostile toward God and broken.
...just like we were.
"And that is what some of you were. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God."
1 Corinthians 6:11
PAY IT FORWARD
I'm so thankful for the preacher who came into the wild to speak to a group of high school students about the hope that Jesus can bring into their helpless situations. If it weren't for the courage of that man, I don't know how I would have ever made the decision to put my faith and trust in Jesus as my Savior and Lord.
I need to make that same step into the wild to help anyone that God brings across my path. I trust that He will bring the opportunities. I trust that He will give me the words. I pray that I will have the faithfulness to honor God in the days that I have left in my life.
God so loved the world. He loved people who were far from Him. So He sent Jesus into the wild. Those who believe in Jesus will be eternally thankful that God sent Him.
My biggest takeaway from this powerful conference is the fact that Jesus emptied Himself of His status in heaven to become nothing, taking the nature of a servant. (Philippians 2:5-11)
How could I...How could we...believe in what Jesus has done for us and not seek to do the same for someone else?
Who do you know that is far from God?
Will you begin praying for them?
Are you willing to go into the wild to tell others about the hope that Jesus offers?
Imagine the eternal difference that could be made.