Here is the latest article I published in our bi-weekly newsletter known as The Caller. I hope it makes you think.
Have we as a society lost the art of integrating Christ with the living out of our life? Have we failed to see the necessity in passing our faith along in a manner that allows those of a different era or generation or even our peers to understand what a follower of Jesus is to be?
When we call people to faith and they respond, do they understand that they are called o a life of living out God’s will in the world? Do we understand that there is more to Christian life then accepting Jesus and being baptized?
True conversion, true discipleship involves change and transformation in the midst of a sinful world. True conversion is not an isolated experience but one that is filled with growth in moral maturity, a deepening faith and loving service.
In his book, "Engaging the Soul of Youth Culture" Walt Mueller of The Center for Parent/Youth Understanding says it this way: "the goal of our missionary efforts is to call the emerging generations to a compelling faith that transforms every area of life and every nook and cranny of God’s creation." DO WE DO THAT? DO we effectively communicate and live out a faith that is genuine, life altering and transforming to the people around us?
The emerging generations are self-consciously spiritual and their interest is in discussing and examining spirituality has never been greater...
SO WHAT DO THEY SEE WHEN LOOK INTO OUR LIVES AND WHEN THEY LISTEN TO WHAT WE HAVE TO SAY...DO THEY SEE AND HEAR JESUS?