Thursday, May 9th
Luke 5:3 (The Passion Translation)
“Jesus climbed into the boat belonging to Simon Peter and asked him, “Let me use your boat. Push it off a short distance away from the shore so I can speak to the crowds.”
It seems that in the church world today that a rift has developed between those who enjoy what has become known as contemporary worship and those who prefer the what is referred to as the traditional style. Whatever side of that debate you find yourself on, there is one thing that is undeniable…the church’s current model of worship has been relatively the same for the past 500 years. Whether you enjoy the contemporary or traditional atmosphere, the over all method and model is the same. The point that you must get is that while everything else from vehicles to phones must change and remain relevant in order to stay in business, the church seems to think that she can just continue using the same modes and methods that have been in place for the last 500 years. When Jesus stepped into the boat and used it as a preaching platform He did something that had never been done before. Rabbis had always taught in the synagogues. This was a definite shift from the ordinary. He did it to reach people who wouldn’t have ever stepped into a synagog. While the message of salvation will never change, the church must continue to find new ways to bring this hope to the world. What has the Lord given you personally that you can use to reach out to those who will never step inside of a church building? Your car? Your phone? Your Home? Maybe a hobby or pass time? Ask the Holy Spirit to use what you have available to bring the message of hope to the lost. – Love and Blessings, Pastor Jeff
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