Posts by Mike Kelsey
Be devoted to one another in brotherly love; give preference to one another in honor. (Romans 12:10 NASB)
Find parking. Smile at greeters. Grab a bulletin. Find a seat. Give a cordial greeting to the person next to you. Sing (or not). Listen to the sermon. Leave as soon as possible to beat traffic. Evaluate how “good” the service was. Back to real life.
This seems to be the weekly experience for so many of us who “go to church.” As for the people we interact with, we may pick up a few friends along the way but for the most part, our experience is often primarily a network of loosely connected, cordial relationships.
Most would agree that this isn’t the extent…
Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit… (Matthew 28:19 NASB)
Based on Christ’s clear words to His disciples-and by extension, to all disciples of Jesus-the question for a Christian is not “Should I be making disciples?” but “God, where do You want me to make disciples?”
But WAIT! Before you pray that prayer, let me ask you a question: Have you already presumed God’s answer? Have you already filtered God’s plans for your life through the prerequisites of convenience, safety, job security, and lifestyle preferences? To the extent that you have, you may be “muzzling” the voice of God in your life and missing…