We are never more identified with Christ than in peacemaking.
You might well find that the “thing” you were waiting for, as the fulfillment of all that longing, is very different than you thought it was.
The early Church had a job to do, and so do we. Jesus’s words in Acts 1 were not only for the first-century believers.
An outward focused church also cares for the congregation, works hard to keep ministries meaningful, but directs a substantial amount of thought, energy and resources to those who are outside the church.
“God repurposed my experiences for his work in an urban context.”
God has provided means for all to know about him; the bigger question is what will you do with the knowledge he's given you.
If I were the devil, I would do everything in my power to keep you from the Word of God.
Jesus commissioned his people to bless the nations. Even in traditional cultures, I’ve never personally met someone who wished missionaries hadn’t come. I’ve met thousands of people who are thrilled that missionaries brought a message of salvation and hope.
“We have to hone in on some of these disciplines that can be helpful to engage people, advance the kingdom and multiply churches.”
When small churches are true to what they are and what they have been called to do, they too can make a big impact.