Joy said, “I wanna be someone who brings someone to Jesus.”
We get a
new car and people ask us about it. Some, if they are passionate, become
very passionate in describing how much they enjoy their new mode of
transportation. We experience a new restaurant in which the mood, the
food and frivolity all receive top marks, naturally we tell about our meal.
We discover the crappies are biting and we immediately let the whole
county know. Ok, I’ve pushed a little too far, no one lets that cat out
of the bag. But I think you get the sense, many things in life are meant
to be shared. And I would argue the best thing in life is no
the Bible, God has this radical encounter with Abram (later to be known as
Abraham). This is long before the Promised Land and Jacob and Sons, who
will be known as the Israelites. God tells Abram that “he will be
blessed” and “in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.”
There is something powerful being introduced here. The blessing of God is
not designed to dead end in a person’s life; the blessing of God is designed to
flow through a person’s life to other people’s lives.
the Bible, Paul writes, “if you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s
offspring, heirs according to the promise.” (Galatians 3:29) --the blessing
of God reaching its zenith in Jesus Christ.
gospels record Simon and Andrew becoming followers/disciples of Jesus.
But only John adds the unique piece of information that Andrew heard about
Jesus first, and immediately went to his brother Simon (Peter/Cephas).
Someone else brought one of the most significant voices in the New Testament to
been the model ever since: people coming in contact with Jesus Christ,
because someone brought them to Jesus. It’s how I got connected to Jesus,
high probability that it is how you got connected to Jesus. Think about a
life with Christ, eternity with the same, because someone introduced us to
after me, if you dare, “I wanna be someone who brings someone to Jesus.”
Sunday we’ll be talking about Jesus. It would be a perfect time to invite
a friend, a neighbor. It would be a perfect time to be a someone who
brings someone to Jesus.
registration for students and volunteers for Vacation Bible School this
weekend. The theme is Timber Time. The dates are July 12-15th.
It’s the perfect event for a kid who is invited by you.