We do a lot of things here at Laughlintown Christian Church--singing and preaching, studies and meetings, weddings and funerals, meals and even games. We're a family who loves one another and keep looking for ways to involve more people and help them belong.
Behind it all, we're here because of Jesus. Jesus is our Lord, our friend, our example. Jesus is the glue that holds us together and the message that we preach.
I've been thinking about our goals of evangelism and discipleship. It sounds a little daunting. But really, all we can do is introduce people to Jesus, and invite them to come along as we follow Him.
All we can do is introduce people to Jesus, and invite them to come along as we follow Him.
It's important to remember the advice of Hebrews 12:2, and fix our eyes on Jesus. If our attitude gets out of whack, if we become self-centered or distracted, Jesus reminds us that what's important is the way we love each other. If we are weakened by discouragement or begin to doubt ourselves, Jesus reminds us that he already saved us by his love.
If you don't know Jesus, I encourage you to set out on a journey of discovery. Is he really still alive, and present, and relevant to your life? Ponder his life; listen to his words; open your heart, and see. Sometime, people can go to church for decades, and even take on leadership positions, without getting to know Jesus.
Feel free to use the comments section here to share what Jesus means to you. Look for opportunities, in the quiet of your prayer closet or in the hustle and bustle of everyday life, to fix your eyes on Jesus. Talk about Him with people you meet. Talk to him in the prayers you pray. Eternal life is neither more, nor less, than knowing Jesus. That's what I pray for all of us.
This Saturday, June 11, at 5 p.m., we will meet at the church for a prayer walk around our neighborhood in Laughlintown. I encourage you to give this a try, as we learn to see God's presence in the everyday life of our neighbors.
This Sunday, June 12, at 9 a.m., we are having a "Sunday School breakfast." Invite someone! Show up and "conversate"! These are wonderful opportunities to get to know each other better, in the name of our Master, Jesus.
Next Sunday, June 19, is Father's Day. It's a good day to come and remember the love of our heavenly Father.