You Found Me: Re-Enchanted With The Mission Of Jesus
September 20, 2020
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RE-ENCHANTED WITH THE MISSION OF JESUS
He told them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field. Luke 10:2 NIV
“Becoming reenchanted by the power and beauty of the mission of Jesus.” You Found Me, p.21
“Recovering the reality of the receptivity of the unchurched people in our culture and the ripeness of the harvest” You Found Me, p.22
We only use 90% of the brain?
America is becoming non or anti-Christian or a “nation of nones”
Millennials are forsaking the Church, never to return.
Trust in the Church is at an all time low and past experiences are largely negative
79% don’t mind Christian friends talking about their faith
71% never have had someone explain to them how to become a Christian
16 While Paul was waiting for them in Athens, he was greatly distressed to see that the city was full of idols.
17 So he reasoned in the synagogue with both Jews and God-fearing Greeks, as well as in the marketplace day by day with those who happened to be there.
18 A group of Epicurean and Stoic philosophers began to debate with him. Some of them asked, “What is this babbler trying to say?” Others remarked, “He seems to be advocating foreign gods.” They said this because Paul was preaching the good news about Jesus and the resurrection. Acts 17:16-18 NIV
22 Paul then stood up in the meeting of the Areopagus and said: “People of Athens! I see that in every way you are very religious.
23 For as I walked around and looked carefully at your objects of worship, I even found an altar with this inscription: to an unknown god. So you are ignorant of the very thing you worship—and this is what I am going to proclaim to you. Acts 17:22-23 NIV
28 ‘For in him we live and move and have our being.’ As some of your own poets have said, ‘We are his offspring.’ Acts 17:28 NIV
31 For he has set a day when he will judge the world with justice by the man he has appointed. He has given proof of this to everyone by raising him from the dead.” 32 When they heard about the resurrection of the dead, some of them sneered, but others said, “We want to hear you again on this subject.” Acts 17:31-32 NIV