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Posted On 10/29/2013

That I might save some

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Most of my years in ministry have been spent in a “seeker” focused church.  I love the purpose and vision of seeker churches, and I love the freedom for creativity in the service planning.  What I don’t love is the misunderstanding that often comes along with it – usually expressed in emails and letters from those who just plain don’t like what we do.  Over the years there have been moments of self-questioning and wondering whether or not this is really how we should be doing church.  There are hours of brainstorming and planning, practicing and building…only to face the disapproval of Christians who just don’t see the value in what we do.  It can be very disheartening.  Then, I hear one story of one person finding Christ after connecting with a song or a video, or just because they felt comfortable enough in the environment to give it a chance, and I realize that it is all worth it.  I get that some people prefer traditional church, and I truly believe that every church has its own calling and purpose.  Winning the lost is ours.  The tools we use are the creative gifts God has given us. The message doesn’t change.  Check out what Paul had to say in 1 Corinthians 9:19-23
19 Though I am free and belong to no one, I have made myself a slave to everyone, to win as many as possible. 20 To the Jews I became like a Jew, to win the Jews. To those under the law I became like one under the law (though I myself am not under the law), so as to win those under the law. 21 To those not having the law I became like one not having the law (though I am not free from God’s law but am under Christ’s law), so as to win those not having the law. 22 To the weak I became weak, to win the weak. I have become all things to all people so that by all possible means I might save some. 23 I do all this for the sake of the gospel, that I may share in its blessings.
We reach them by speaking their language, by being relevant in today’s society.  That doesn’t mean we step over into sin, but it does mean we use all that we can.   We leave the 99 and go after the 1.

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