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Join Pastor Brad Lewter as he concludes our Church(ing) series.
Every Church has influence. The question is whether our influence is positive and helpful for the purposes of Christ. Influence is a matter of stewardship; the Church is accountable to God for how she uses her influence. What needs to happen differently regarding the Church’s influence?
Last week, we examined a specific event in the witness of Paul. His opportunity came before a group of both Roman and Jewish officials. The challenge remains as to our witness in our current culture. So, second step . . . How can we make our mark on this culture? What imprint does God want from us? Again, we return to the place in scripture where we can learn from a great witness of the Lord.
Paul's letters have been used as sermon's and bible study lessons by simply being read aloud since their initial penning. The lessons preach on responsibility, communication and community care, but mentioned in every lesson is the love and joy we have in Christ. The most important lesson for the first church is the same message for the present church: focus on Jesus and love in His name.
The importance of having your heart prepared when the Word of God is preached.
Paul's example during his first Roman imprisonment should encourage and inspire us to take up our part in God's story and preach the gospel of Jesus to anyone who will listen no matter what our circumstances are.