People matter to God; so we engage individuals where they are and share with them the good news about Christ.
Mark 10: 24 (NIV) – “For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”
God has given each believer gifts and it is our responsibility to invest these gifts in helping others to be fully devoted followers of Christ.
1 Peter 4:10(NLT) – “God has given gifts to each of you from his great variety of spiritual gifts.
Manage them well so that God’s generosity can flow through you.” (Ephesians 4:11-12; Romans 12:6-8)
The church should use the current culture as a means to communicate the timeless principles of God’s Word.
1 Corinthians 9:20-23 (NLT) – “When I am with the Jews, I become one of them so that I can bring them to Christ. When I am with those who follow the Jewish laws, I do the same, even though I am not subject to the law, so that I can bring them to Christ. When I am with the Gentiles who do not have the Jewish law, I fit in with them as much as I can.
In this way, I gain their confidence and bring them to Christ. But I do not discard the law of God; I obey the law of Christ. When I am with those who are oppressed, I share their oppression so that I might bring them to Christ. Yes, I try to find common ground with everyone so that I might bring them to Christ. I do all this to spread the Good News, and in doing so I enjoy its blessings.”
God’s desire for every believer is to pursue an All-In Life with Jesus Christ.
All-In is evident by the way the believer uses their time, talent, treasure, and plans for the glory of God.
Matthew 22:37-39 (NLT) – “Jesus replied, ‘You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind.’
This is the first and greatest commandment. A second is equally important: `Love your neighbor as yourself.’”