Time for some new approaches to the things we do. The message we declare is non-negotiable but the methods by which this life-changing message is shared are not sacred and must be constantly adjusting to the society in which we live. Otherwise we have a the greatest good news in the universe and no one will know what it is.
Let’s get honest here. If the way we are doing things as the Church of Jesus Christ is not impacting our unsaved loved one, family, friends, and work associates then there is something wrong and we need to find out what it is. Methods are not sacred and can change frequently as the society we are reaching for Jesus changes. And change it does.
How do you know what will work? Get out there among the unsaved, relate, talk, ask questions about their lives, life-style, beliefs, and what they think about spiritual issues – who Jesus is, life after death, heaven and hell and numerous other topics. They want to talk about themselves and they do have thoughts and opinions worth listening to. You will find yourself in some fantastic conversations with some really neat people – and you will get to know them and their world much better.
The more you relate and the more you know about them and what they believe and think – the easier it is to then know what to say and how to share it when it comes to telling others about the night-and-day difference Jesus has made (and is making) in your life.
If you believe the Gospel of Jesus Christ and hold to the truth as set forth in the Bible – that Jesus is the only way to be forgiven and to enter into Heaven – then it is time to intentionally study the “world” in which you live and work and then learn how to express the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the only message of the Church with those in your world.
Their eternity destiny may depend on you!