Thursday, March 14
Churches focus too much on being “appealing” and “relevant.” We forget that our purpose is not to appeal to people but rather to live out the ministry of reconciliation completed in Christ. Whether people want Jesus to be the Savior is completely irrelevant. Remember. The people he served crucified Him. People rarely want what Jesus offers. So, we should be about the reconciliation he modeled for us. Kindness, peace, love, truth, grace, forgiveness, repentance, hope – these things should define our relationships because we are defined by them. It is only because Jesus treated us in this way that we are still alive.