History has shown that people are more likely to turn to God and attend church when they face times of tension, transition or trouble. And we are seeing a lot of each of those today. Everywhere you turn there are more and more people experiencing tension, transition or trouble. That is why we as a church need to be prepared.
I believe that as people cry out to God for answers, God will direct them to those who are ready to receive them. And I for one want to be ready. Jesus tells us that the reason He came to earth was “to seek and save the lost.” And His desire for the church is to continue that mission. So the question becomes, “Are we going to be faithful to His calling and do what we can to fulfill the mission He has given us?”
As a church family, our goal, our purpose is to “Direct others toward a dynamic relationship with Jesus Christ.” And right now, people are more open to God than they’ve ever been in the history of Fourth Street Church of God. God has opened a door of opportunity for us to be the church to a hurting and lost world.
Every one of us knows someone who does not yet have a personal relationship with God. As believers and followers of Jesus, there is nothing more important that we can do for them than to help them connect with God. In the book of Acts, Paul reminds us, “My life is worth nothing to me unless I use it for finishing the work assigned me by the Lord Jesus—the work of telling others the Good News about the wonderful grace of God.” Acts 20:24
Since that is the call God has given us individually and as a church, “Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works. 25And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near.” Heb 10:24-25
Let’s be faithful and let’s be ready to serve our Lord and Savior together!
Peace and Blessing,
“For the Son of Man came to seek and save those who are lost.” Luke 19:10 (NLT)