Hello Trio Family,
Is my life too spiritually safe?
Is Trio Church too spiritually safe?
Last Sunday, Jack closed with a blessing from Acts 4:29-31.
Here it is, with a few more verses for context:
Acts 4:13 Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were uneducated, common men, they were astonished. And they recognized that they had been with Jesus....18 So they called them and charged them not to speak or teach at all in the name of Jesus....
29 And now, Lord, look upon their threats and grant to your servants to continue to speak your word with all boldness, 30 while you stretch out your hand to heal, and signs and wonders are performed through the name of your holy servant Jesus.” 31 And when they had prayed, the place in which they were gathered together was shaken, and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and continued to speak the word of God with boldness.
This passage has framed my questions asking if my life and our church are too safe:
- Do people around me recognize that I have been with Jesus?
- Do people find my Jesus threatening to their way of life?
- Am I praying for boldness to speak for me and our church?
- Do I expect Jesus to heal and do signs and wonders in people?
- Is our church shaken with God's presence and power?
More than I'd like to admit, my answer is "no" to those questions.
If my life, faith, and church are too safe, what can I/we do?
In the coming months, I want to push us as Trio to take a less "safe" more spiritually risky path to be bolder with Jesus in our community.
As we consider a permanent church home and our best methods of ministry, what does speaking and living the word of Jesus with boldness look like?
It means we are intentional about eating together with each other and those outside of our church, despite Covid issues.
It means as we look for a permanent home asking how it can bless and benefit our community well outside of Trio.
It means reaching out to groups or areas that no one else sees or pays attention to.
It means praying for Jesus to heal and do God-sized things in and around us and make you/us bold in sharing Christ's love and truth.
Let's threaten the church status quo by asking God to shake our church with his power, fill us with his Holy Spirit, and send us out to love and speak boldly, building meaningful personal connections as we go.
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