Without the reality of darkness there would be no Christmas at all.
Enjoying the leftovers is an essential part of any Thanksgiving celebration!
It’s easy to get lost and not even realize it or what you need to do in order to be found. Ultimately, our job as “inviters” is to challenge people to accept the truth about Jesus (“believe”) and then to re-orient their lives to that truth (“repent”).
When lost people are cynical about the claims of Jesus, the best response is to invite them to come and experience Jesus and decide for themselves. In our world today, surprisingly enough, that means inviting them to spend time with Jesus’s followers, who embody Jesus’s presence and carry out Jesus’s will in the world.
Our investment in the lives of lost people really accelerates when we intentionally develop authentic friendships with them and, in the process, listen long enough to discover their stories. After that, God asks us to discern their next step and then offer whatever resources we can to help them take that step.
We gain the right to be heard when we choose to invest in the precious lost people around us by doing good deeds to enrich their lives! God saved us and empowers us to do good deeds for both the lost and the found, for when people see our good works, they can’t help but […]