Wednesday, September 3, 2014

HOW CAN YOU TELL IF YOUR COMMUNITY IS READY TO COME TO JESUS?






   

"Jesus went through all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom and healing every disease and sickness. When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few.  Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.”  Matthew 9:35-38

3 Descriptions For A Communities Readiness 

To Come To Jesus!


In this verse Jesus give 3 descriptions on how to assess your communities readiness:

1.  Harassed:

Another word that can be used here is weary.  Life can get demanding. We experience demands from our jobs, our families, our friends and just society in general.  School can become overly demanding.  For many it seems like they are being screamed at from every corner of their life and there is not place of refuge.

2.  Helpless:

You can also use the phrase "Worn out. In your community do you know of people who are so tired and exhausted with life that they are about ready to try anything to have a change in life.  Sometimes, it's because they're over worked and underpaid. In other cases, it's just that there's more month at the end of the check.

3. Like sheep without a shepherd:

This gives the impression of just aimlessly wandering about without any real direction.  Do you know people who are just going through the motions of life but it seems like they just keep going around in circles?

IF SO, THERE'S A PRETTY GOOD CHANCE YOUR 
COMMUNITY ISREADY FOR JESUS!

I hope this post has been helpful for you in your missional life!

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