Why Don't We Evangelize?
It is easy for us to complain about the state of our culture and the world because we are frequently confronted with humanity's propensity to sin and their continual digression into greater and worse sins. However, our responsibility in this world is not merely to complain about the problems, but to be a part of the solution. We have a responsibility to bring the reconciling gospel to the world, to proclaim restoration in Christ, and the power of God to change lives. May God strengthen us to silence our complaints about the state of the world and do our part to see the world-changing gospel proclaimed in our community and spheres of influence. May the power of the gospel be magnified in changed lives and hearts.
This week, Dan and Jana Eads and family will be with us all day. In Sunday school they will be reporting on the work God has been doing in Tanzania and their participation in that work. Then Dan will preach in our morning worship on why we don't evangelize from 1 Peter 3:8-15. In the evening worship, we will celebrate the Lord's Table and Dan will recap some of his report from Sunday school and give us some time for questions. I look forward to the ministry of the Eads this week, and I look forward to fellowshipping with all of you. May God be glorified in the gathering of the body of Christ this week.