Saturday, February 05, 2011

What Are You Willing To Do?

Last week we started the brand new message series "What We Believe" by talking about John Wesley. Wesley rode 250,00 miles on horseback and preached 40,000 sermons in his lifetime so that others might come to know the love of God through Christ and follow Jesus.

What are we willing to do? While not necessarily called to ride 250,000 miles on horseback or preach 40,000 sermons are we willing:

  • To give up having to know everybody in worship and allow our churches to grow?
  • To give up "our" pew?
  • To give up our wants, desires and preferences in terms of worship style so that our worship style might change and resonate with those who are not yet following Jesus?
  • To move the location of our church in order to reach more people?
  • To gain all we can, save all we can, and give all we can in order to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world?
  • To let someone else lead?

Jesus said those who want to gain their life must first lose it.

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