I never knew until recently that this a distinctly Christian viewpoint. We first go after those without Christ, then we share the Gospel so that we can bring them into the Kingdom. Once, they belong to Jesus, it is our responsibility to train them so they can be the best, strongest believers they can be.
Interestingly enough, do you know what the tagline is for the game? "Gotta' get 'em all!" It is not enough to reach our family and our friends, we've got to go after them all. We know that's what the Lord Jesus wants, He tells us, It is not my will that any should perish, but that all should to repentance. That is Jesus tellng us that we are His agents sent out to find, bring in, and train every available person. He is telling us, "You gotta' get 'em all."
For that to happen, you might need to pick them up. I can guarantee you that you will need to call them Saturday night and maybe even Sunday morning to remind them to be your guest in church. Here's a bonus, we'll have dinner at the church immediately following the worship service. it will be delicious. Tell them you would love to have them stay and eat.
You can also remind them that they get an extra hour to sleep that day; daylight savings time ends. Fall back one hour, get that extra hour, and come on to church.
Finally, I will be telling the story of my near death experience in the worship service. it is an amazing story of coming back from the brink of death. This Sunday is a day you cannot miss. This Sunday is a great day to bring your friend, your neighbor, your acquaintance, your co-worker, your fellow student, or anyone you meet with you. It will be one of the most exciting days this year!
See you this Sunday morning at 10:30.
Pastor Trey Rhodes
Come Be a Part at Oceanside Church this week...
- FINAL SCAREMARE Wednesday night, October 31 after dusk.
- FRIEND DAY this Sunday at 10:30 a.m.
- FALL BACK. Daylight Savings Time ends this Sunday. Turn your clocks back one hour! You'll get an extra hour sleep.