"You will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, Judea, and Samaria…. Acts 1:8
Jesus commissioned His disciples to share the good news with those in Samaria, whom were despised by those in Jerusalem. God’s love demands that we move beyond our comfort zone, even to people that we don’t know or don’t like. He doesn’t want anybody left behind. God is passionate about lost people. We have been given the best news in the world with the responsibility to share it with people from different backgrounds, different education, and different economics status. Our mission has eternal consequences, heaven and hell. The Bible is very clear that there are only two choices we can make and they end us up in heaven or hell. There are no other choices. We must be willing to risk anything to get that message out. Let me ask you a question. If you had the cure for Aids, or Alzheimer’s or for Cancer, would you do your best to make sure everybody who needed it knew? Of course you would. It would be wrong to keep it a secret.
You have something even more important than that, you know the way to eternal life. People in our own community have been terribly wounded by the curse of this world. They are grappling with the consequences of sin and disobedience. They may even have been hurt by a church in the past. We can either curse them or bless them. Christians are called to build bridges, not walls.
I once read that you can’t spell "God" without seeing the word "go." You can’t spell "Good News" without "go." You can’t spell "gospel" without "go." You and I have to been told by Jesus to go!
Celebration Community Church is hosting a “Bring A Friend” Sunday event THIS SUNDAY September 27th. Invite a friend, relative, neighbor or co-worker to attend one of our 4 services at 8:30, 10, 11:30am. (we usually have 5 services but our C3 Family Picnic at 5pm at Frontier Park will take the place of our 6pm service).
GO tell someone about C3 services this Sunday.
Your pastor and partner in ministry,