Updated: Feb 28
"Our mission of taking the Gospel to the world around us is going to require us to take risks..."
Message from Pastor Shea
Have you ever noticed that many of the successful people in life are people that took some crazy big risks? I love watching the show "Shark Tank." Seeing people take ideas and turn them into reality is always encouraging. In almost every episode you’ll hear how the entrepreneur took a risk and put everything on the line for their business.
We learned Sunday from Luke 5 how some friends took a big risk to get their friend to Jesus. The house was full and they couldn’t get in through the door so they went up on the roof and tore out a hole just so their friend could be healed. That’s a crazy real life story of people willing to do anything to see their mission accomplished.
Our mission of taking the Gospel to the world around us is going to require us to take risks as well.
We may not have to tear a hole in a roof but we may have to risk friendships, our comfort or even our job to take this message of love to those who need it.
The task of leading the world to Jesus can seem overwhelming, so we’ve narrowed it down for each of us to pick ONE person. ONE person who we’ll put everything on the line for, just so they can hear about and meet Jesus. It begins with prayer and leads to us taking risks. Catch the Sunday sermon here if you missed it.
I encourage you to join us at 8 a.m. this Saturday at Perry High School as we pray for our ONEs and the community around us. Prayer is vitally important for them and for us.
The last thing we learned on Sunday was how the friends in Luke 5 got more than they bargained for. They came so their friend could walk; not only did that happen, but they all walked away seeing their friend forgiven of his sins. I believe that as we take people to Jesus we will see God do greater things than we could ever think or imagine in our ONE’s life and our own.
We’re going to dive deeper this Sunday into the value of ONE.
One by itself doesn’t seem very valuable, but we’ll see on Sunday how focusing on one person can make a massive impact.
I believe you can make an impact in your ONE’s life. Keep taking them to Jesus in prayer and start taking the risks that are in front of you!
I love you and am praying for each of you by name this week. Please let me know if there’s anything specific I can be praying about.