JESUS KEEPS IT REAL, SIMPLE, AND LOVING

Greg Groeschel the pastor of LifeChurch.tv talked about this paradigm shifting idea, “That in order to reach people no one else is reaching we must learn to do things no one else is doing”.

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After hearing this thought, thousands of pastors all over the country started embracing this idea. You can find ministries in bars, awesome christian bands playing all over the country, and people coming up with all kinds of brilliant ideas to reach people for Christ.

One night I was laying in bed thinking about this idea when I thought to myself, “I think it might be simpler than that, I think we might be taking this way to far, I think we just might be complicating this whole thing.” Was not Jesus a simple and brilliant man, much more brilliant than we?

Jesus kept it real, simple, and loving. Jesus was and still is the greatest example of love. Then why all these crazy ideas to reach people? Should we not just be following Jesus’s teaching?

I don’t know about you, but do you really think all of these crazy brilliant ideas are really working? Can you actually quantify them and show the results? Maybe you can. Regardless, I still believe if we want to reach people we better start making it simple. In fact I beleive Christ wants us to make it simple.

Think of What Jesus said to one of the pharisees who was trying to test him in Matthew 22:35-39, “One of them, an expert in the law, tested him with this question: “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?”Jesus replied: “ ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.

Sounds pretty easy to me, would you not agree? Jesus is not telling us to go out and do crazy brilliant things to reach people. Jesus is telling us to love one another.

In my opinion if we want to reach people no one else is reaching we must learn to love like no one else is loving. Forget wasting all this time coming up with brilliant crazy ideas, and just start loving Gods children as he has loved us. Love is what brings people to Christ, not crazy brillant ideas.

I have no idea what you are doing to do reach people, but I am working very hard every day to just love Gods people, and it is through this love that people are finding Christ.

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Question?

What are you doing to reach people no one else is reaching?

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  • Jdalman

    Keep it up. Your posts inspirational.  

    • I greatly appreciate that. Let me know if there is anything you would
      like to see me write about. Have a great weekend!

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