Saturday, March 14, 2009

Get out of the bubble

Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners…” 1 Timothy 1:15
When the Apostle Paul tells us that he has a trustworthy saying for us, we had better sit up and listen.  This is important stuff. In this statement, Paul clearly and concisely let’s us know that Christ came for sinners, not the righteous. He came for the (spiritually) sick, not the healthy.  We also see that in the ministry of Christ, He intentionally shared His hope with sinners – the ignorant and the unbelieving. If Christ came into the world for sinners, and if we are called to continue the ministry of Christ, then we had better be sharing Christ with sinners. Are we Christ-like and intentionally sharing the gospel to the lost or do we spend all of our time in our little church bubble? It can become very easy to insulate ourselves from those who need to hear the good news of Christ. Jesus didn’t say that He came so that believers could circle the wagons, be comfortable, and sing Kumbaya. No, He said that He came to save sinners.

We must be people who are continuing the work of Christ by presenting Christ and His saving grace to people who need it. Let’s get out of the bubble and be about our Saviors business. Let’s share the good news with the lost, the dying, the ignorant, the unbelieving, the sinners. 

1 comment:

from32b said...

I love this post. I get so confused as to where I should be. Church folk like you to spend every waking moment in there but I disagree strongly. We are learning how to evangelize but to whom when we hardly ever go outside our "bubble"? Great post and exactly what I was thinking.