Sorry, My Mistake

your names are inscribed in heaven

Luke 10:20
Isaiah 66:10-14; Psalm 66:1-7,16,20; Galatians 6:14-18; Luke 10:1-12,17-20

A pastor and popular author wrote about a certain mistake that he says many preachers are guilty of. He says, “My mistake, one of many, is that I tell people to ‘take Jesus out to the world.’ This isn’t completely inaccurate. In a real sense, when followers of Jesus enter their communities they do so as conduits and instruments of the risen Christ. “But,” he continues, “this does not mean that Christians ‘own’ God or that He is not already at work out in the world. To think that God or Jesus is the exclusive property of our church or that He is held tightly by our often-mistaken interpretations isn’t good doctrine; it’s arrogance.”

“Stop asking God to bless what you’re doing. Get involved in what God is doing — because it is already blessed.”

“You see,” he writes, “God is already ‘out there, somewhere.’ We don’t show up with him like we’re delivering a pizza. We can only point others to where…

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