Pastor Mike's thoughts

Thoughts on today's Christian world and how it fits into secular society.

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

How to do the math

One of the biggest reasons that Christianity is losing ground to the Islamic faith is the difference between the believers. Most Christians today are leaving the spreading of the Gospel strictly up to the Missionaries and Pastors. We as a faith have become complacent, and we couldn't be more wrong. All Christians should be out there spreading the word of Jesus to everyone they know, and even those they don't. Apathy should not be a part of our language, but for some reason that's what it has become today, even in our churches. Can you imagine how fast the news of Jesus would spread if EVERYONE took their faith as seriously as the Muslims? It wouldn't even be a race. So why don't more people follow this Biblical calling? Because most don't know the scripture that we're going to look at today.

Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Matthew 28:19

Just before he ascended into heaven, Jesus gave us a math problem that centered on multiplication. In this equation, he talked about multiplying new believers. He didn't take on the word problem himself. Amazingly, he left the math up to a hand full of humans. He left it up to you and me.

To help complete this math problem, we need to be able to see people in our lives that need Christ present in their lives. We need to see who we can share our faith with. But that is not always an easy thing for us to do. In order for us to see these people, we may need to look at our lives through a different lens, through a different perspective. We need to put on polarized glasses.

Polarized sunglasses are amazing. When you are out on a lake or skiing down the slopes, these glasses help you to see more clearly. They allow you to be able to see things around you that you could not have seen without them.

The same thing needs to happen in your life and mine. But to gain that new perspective, we need to ask God to give us those polarized glasses. We need to ask God to give us x-treme insight to be able to see those around us that need Christ in their lives.

This week, ask God to give you x-treme insight. Just say to him, "God, show me someone in my life that I need to invite to church or share you with." God wants you to be his witness. Look for the people in you life that need him, and then be a witness to what God has done in your life. Help finish God's equation of multiplying new believers.

Praying to reach someone new for the Lord today

Pastor Mike

Today's latest "joke"

There was a farmer who raised watermelons. He was doing pretty well but he was disturbed by some local kids who would sneak into his watermelon patch at night and eat watermelons. After some careful thought he came up with a clever idea that he thought would scare the kids away for sure.

So he made up the sign and posted it in the field. The next day the kids show up and they see this sign, it says, "Warning, one of the watermelons in this field has been injected with cyanide."

So the kids run off, make up their own sign and post it next to the sign that the farmer made. The farmer shows up the next week and when he looks over the field he notices that no watermelons are missing but he notices a new sign next to his. He drives up to the sign which read:

"Now there are two".


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