Pastor Matthew's Blog
November 15, 2018:
Well.. is it surprising to you that Thanksgiving is just around the corner! It was just the Fourth of July last week!
Alas, time has a way of quickly moving forward but never standing still. But that should be a reminder of what Jesus stated to his disciples in John 4. "Don't you have a saying, 'It's still four months until harvest'? I tell you, open your eyes and look at the fields! They are ripe for harvest." Jesus was teaching his chosen twelve that the clock is ticking and souls needed to be won. What are the challenges to this? Well to numerous to list, I'm afraid, but for simplicity sake let's just go with another statement Jesus said to his followers: "So pray to the Lord who is in charge of the harvest; ask him to send more workers into his fields." Yep, that's the one. We have such a great harvest to be picked that more workers are needed. In church the problem is usually around the term "workers". But really? How else do we expect to win folks? We don't win by great preaching, teaching, music or programs. These are all great and we strive to be excellence in each area. But at the end of the day... it's got to be all about Jesus. That's what is going to win folks. We have to talk about Jesus, show Jesus, sing about Jesus, love like Jesus, serve like Jesus and yes "work" like Jesus.
So are you being Jesus to folks today? I pray that you are and I also pray that God will send us more people that work like Jesus to save souls.
I'm Pastor Matt and I'll see ya on down the narrow road...