This is another excellent message from Dr. Jim Denison! I have said for years that Christians need to carry out The Great Commission! We must be a walking Bible! We must be Christ like, we must hit the streets for JESUS and love all! We must not show an unbelieving world what it wants to see, bad behaving, crazy Christians. I am blessed to travel the streets and into rural New Mexico and by the internet, radio and newspaper all over the world for JESUS! What is The Great Commission?
Yes, the Choir needs our constant encouragement, but we must reach the lost. We can no longer not be missionaries in our own country. We preach to the Choir to much.
A five-fold strategy for changing culture
Evangelical Christians are not the only losers here.
If we delegate cultural authority to an “enlightened few” who reject biblical morality, the culture is the loser. People deserve to know what God says about the issues we face. In fact, the more they ignore or reject biblical truth, the more they need to hear it.
As a result, rather than accepting the “new consensus,” we need to redouble our efforts to speak the truth in love (Ephesians 4:15). To this end, let’s adopt the five-fold strategy employed by the Apostle Paul, the most effective cultural missionary in history:
A paragraph we must heed today
In Paul’s last letter, he included a paragraph he could have written to our topic. I believe you and I need to read these words slowly and embrace them passionately: “Have nothing to do with foolish, ignorant controversies; you know that they breed quarrels. And the Lord’s servant must not be quarrelsome but kind to everyone, able to teach, patiently enduring evil, correcting his opponents with gentleness. God may perhaps grant them repentance leading to a knowledge of the truth” (2 Timothy 2:23–25).
Where will you start today?
NOTE: Do you struggle to pray? You’re not alone.
Pew Research Center reports that 68 percent of Christians pray every day. Often, the central question that prevents us from having a vibrant prayer life is, “Why should I pray?”
After all, if God knows what we’re going to ask, why pray? If he already knows what he’s going to do, why pray? If he seems silent, why pray?
I answer these questions and many more in my newest book, The Greater Work: How Prayer Positions You to Receive All that Grace Intends to Give. Please request your book today.
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This is such an awesome message for such a time as this in America! Thank you Kathy Branzell of National Day of Prayer!