The Dreaded "E" Word?!!!
Jesus gave his followers two specific commandments: Love God and Love Others (Mark 12:29-31). There are a lot of specific ways that we can put these instructions into practice (you can go to the "Weekly Message" tab and listen to a whole lot of sermons on this topic as a part of "The Jesus Creed" and "Be the Church" series). But there's one particular element in the "love others" portion that most Christians have a tough time with... the dreaded "e" word -- evangelism.
Maybe, with the right motivation, we will do it. Take a look at the Evangelism Linebacker.
To watch on Youtube, click this link
The problem is that, once the Evangelism Linebacker (or his equivalent motivational pressure) is gone, we don't do it very often or not at all. I think that the main reason is that we've made evangelism into a program or activity that feels strange and isn't "doable" for most of us. There must be another way for each of us to help others move toward a relationship with Jesus.
This Sunday, November 24th, we'll be wrapping up our "Reckless Faith" series with the 2nd part of "Reckless Reaching Out". I think you'll be surprised to discover that evangelism can be a whole lot more simple and natural than you thought. I hope to see you there!
Covenant World Relief Offering
This Sunday we will be collecting the CWR "soup can" banks for the Covenant's ministry to hurting parts of the world. Bring your bank or simply write a check to "CWR" and put it in the collection basket in the Church Library.
If you would prefer to make a donation online, you can do so through the denominational website www.covchurch.org and follow the tabs to the online giving form.
Thank you for loving God through loving those in need.
Since the Seahawks aren't playing this week, you can stick around after Worship and help us transform the church for the Advent Season. And, beyond the fun, you'll also get a delicious lunch!
On Sunday you'll learn about a wonderful, new resource available to you and your entire family. More info to come...
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