Outreach

IMG_5748And the lord said unto the servant, Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled. – Luke 14:23

“Go ye” were the words of our Lord on more than one occasion. It’s our mandate and I want to take it personal. We don’t need to leave that responsibility to one certain person or even a select few, but we can all do something to help share the good news. If we are Spirit-filled, we have received power to be a witness (Acts 1:8). God has enabled us to do so.

We will be meeting this Saturday at noon for the purpose of outreach. Professional invitations have been ordered and incentives are being offered to “compel” people to “fill” the house of the Lord. It is God’s will for His house to be filled. It is His will that we make it our mission to fill it. It is His will if you are a guest reading this, that you attend a Bible believing, Bible preaching, Bible living church. Why not join us this coming Sunday? Word and Worship is at 2:00 P.M. We also have Tuesday evening Bible Study at 7:30 P.M.

For the church members reading, we hope to see you this Saturday at noon when we will meet at the church for some brief instructions, supplies, and focused prayer for our efforts to be directed and blessed. If you are unable to attend this outreach endeavor, please pick up some invitations and church cards to hand out to co-workers, friends, family members, and neighbors over the next couple of weeks. Hang invitations in public places (restaurants, grocery stores, etc) so that everyone will know there is a church where they will be welcomed and a place where hope is alive! Ready? Let’s go!

 

Let’s Go!

IMG_5748Two simple words, but words that are intended to inspire, motivate, initiate, propagate evangelism, revival, and growth. Words that are Biblically inspired from passages like Matt. 28:19 – “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost” and also Mark 16:15 – “Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.”

“Let’s” – Let us. Together. Good things happen when we get together for a common cause. A Godly cause. Good things happen (God things happen) when the people have a mind to work.  There’s power in unity.

“Go” – It’s His mandate to the church – It’s us sharing the good news of the gospel. (You don’t even have gospel without “GO.”) “To every creature” – That excludes no one. He would have all men to be saved. He’s not willing that any should perish. Social status is irrelevant. Skin tone is to be a non-issue. Age makes no difference. Everywhere to everybody with the gospel – the good news.

“Let’s go!” – These are words of action. Words that cause the scurrying of the feet, the heart beating, the blood pumping, the adrenalin flowing. Words that move one from their comfort zone. Words that move us from the padded (or non-padded) pew to the paved streets or dirt roads of Abingdon, Bristol (both Bristols), and beyond. It’s to the highways and hedges. There’s no sacred territory. If there’s a lost person, we want them. Hills, hollows, apartment complexes, trailer parks, and subdivisions.

Words that propel us to the knocking of doors, sending of text messages, and making phone calls. These two words should inspire us to peddle church tracts, church cards, and flyers of invitation. We will continue to utilize newspaper advertisement, the internet, and other mediums that could be used to propagate this life changing, soul-saving message.

These two words are to be the mantra; the buzzwords for our assembly in 2017. When we hear them or see them may they awaken us from slumber and motivate us to action. It sets the tone and tenor for The Apostolics of Abingdon. No longer status quo. No longer complacent or idle. Not with eternity in view. Not with the gospel in our hands to give. Not with the judgement looming.

We know too much. God’s been to good. His blessings are too abundant for us not to share. Hell is too hot and eternity is too long. We must act. We must accept His challenge; His charge. The night is far spent. The day is at hand. Let’s work while there’s time. Let’s reach the lost. Let’s do it today. Come on, Let’s go!