I am so blessed to be a part of Logos Community, for so many reasons! Moving is tough—but everyone here has gone to HUGE lengths to make us all feel so welcome. We’re developing what we think will be GREAT relationships that will last for many years. God has indeed been good to us.
One of the great blessings has come in the form of personal challenge. Logos Community began and grew as a result of PERSONAL EVANGELISM. One guy sought out others and shared Christ with them. Some got saved…and then wanted to know more. So the first guy taught the others all that Jesus had commanded. And here is the really important part—it didn’t stop there! You see, at some point, the first guy asked the men he was teaching, “So, who are YOU reaching out to? Who have you been taking to lunch or having over for dinner, to discuss Christ with?” This is where I think discipleship often stalls. Leaders often fail to ask our followers to go and do likewise! We stop short of that challenge.
In Mark chapter 5, a man is freed from a legion of demons. His life was absolute torment and devastation before Christ. He owes everything to Jesus. And as Jesus is leaving the area, the man, understandably, begs to stay with Jesus. In verse 19, Jesus does not permit him, “but said to him, ‘Go home to your friends and tell them how much the Lord has done for you, and how he has had mercy on you.’”
Boom. I’ve been convicted. Working at a church, I’m around a lot of church people. Sometimes I long for the days when I was in property management where I was around lost people all the time. I had many great, honest, meaningful conversations. Now I realize I have to WORK to seek out those conversations. What about you? Jesus COMMANDS all of us in Matthew 18 to GO AND MAKE DISCIPLES! This isn’t just a verse for pastors and missionaries. We ALL have to be intentional and seek out those meetings. Does your schedule or social calendar reflect that of someone answering Jesus’ call to seek out the lost and “tell what great things the Lord has done for you?”
Get uncomfortable today. Go meet your neighbor. Ask him over for BBQ. Take your co-worker to lunch. Have some meaningful, gospel conversations for those who aren’t in the fold. Let’s act like we care…and that we truly believe that eternity hangs in the balance.