Posted tagged ‘Missional Living’

Sow the Seed!

August 22, 2011

Last Thursday, I took my boys in the bike trailer to our local public library to read books together.  The library is one of those “third places” I’m realizing that can be a good way to meet people in my community.  Like neighborhood parks, the library provides opportunity for my kids to meet other kids, and for me to meet other young parents.  My hope has been to meet such families to share the gospel with them and invite them into our gospel community.

As I was reading to my boys, another boy showed up who seemed interested in the book, so I pulled up a chair and invited him.  His parents came afterward and started a conversation.  Within a few minutes of talking with the father of this child (Riley), he quickly realized where I was going.  How did he know this?  Because that was exactly where he was going, too!  The more I thought about it, the more I realized how rare it is to live in a city where 95% of the population are unchurched to have someone engage me with the gospel.

But then I thought about it in an even bigger picture.  How many people in my lifetime have ever engaged me in a conversation for the purpose of sharing the gospel of Jesus with me?  In my 32 years, I can count on one hand the number of times that has happened.  I mentioned this on Twitter and immediately had replies from people who said they have NEVER had someone engage them in conversation to share the gospel.

Curiosity got the best of me, and I decided to informally poll my Google+ friends and ask them the same question.  30 people responded, and here are the results:


We Must Endeavor to Save Some

March 17, 2011

“If the kingdom is ever to come to our Lord–and come it will–it never will come through a few ministers, missionaries, or evangelists preaching the Gospel.  It must come through everyone one of you preaching it, in the shop and by the fireside, when walking abroad and when sitting in the chamber.  You must all of you be always endeavoring to “save some.” . . . Make this your resolve, every one of you, that if men perish they shall not perish for lack of your prayers, not for want of your earnest and loving instructions.  God give you grace, each one of you, to resolve by all means to save some, and then to carry out your resolution!”

~ Charles Haddon Spurgeon, The Soul Winner, 248-49.

Give Me Your Eyes

July 13, 2008

Flipping through the radio stations the other day, I came across this song by Brandon Heath called “Give Me Your Eyes.” Although the video is a tribute to September 11, 2001, the lyrics of this song are good for September 12 and everyday God has given us to share the gospel and love of Christ with others. The lyrics are below the video.

Looked down from a broken sky
Traced out by the city lights
My world from a mile high
Best seat in the house tonight
Touched down on the cold black tile
Hold on for the sudden stop
Breath in the familiar shock
Of confusion and chaos
Are those people going somewhere?
Why have I never cared?

Give me your eyes for just one second
Give me your eyes so I can see
Everything that I keep missing
Give me your love for humanity
Give me your arms for the broken hearted
The ones that are far beyond my reach
Give me your heart for the once forgotten
Give me your eyes so I can see

Step out on a busy street
See a girl and our eyes meet
Does her best to smile at me
To hide whats underneath
Theres a man just to her right
Black suit and a bright red tie
To ashamed to tell his wife
He’s out of work
He’s buying time
Are those people going somewhere?
Why have I never cared?

I’ve been there a million times
A couple of million eyes
Just moving past me by
I swear I never thought that I was wrong
Well I want a second glance
So give me a second chance
To see the way you see the people all alone