I Double Dog Dare You To Consider This….

Perry Noble continues to be one of my favorite bloggers.   Here are a few bullets from his most recent post; I hope you’ll read and consider each one and how they apply to you personally!

  • § Evangelism is NOT an option for the church…it is a command!  (See Matthew 28:18-20, Mark 16:15, Luke 24:48, John 20:21, Acts 1:8, Romans 10:14, Romans 10:17 and II Corinthians 5:17-21 for starters!)
  • § “When did you meet Jesus” is THE most important question we need to answer in this life!
  • § People that meet Christ have a desire for others to meet Christ!  (See Matthew 9:9-13!)
  • § There is not ONE example in the NT of a church that meets on Sunday to talk about themselves, try to impress each other and see ZERO life change and repentance!
  • § Church should not be done to impress the religious…but rather environments should be made where ANYONE can attend, be introduced to Jesus and let HIM change their lives!  (Once again, see Matthew 9:9-13)
  • § Religious people always get upset when environments where non-religious people can gather together and meet Jesus!
  • § When a church begins to do church for the “already convinced”–evangelism will always take a back seat!
  • § Our job is not to legislate the morality of people who don’t know Christ…but rather to introduce them to Him!
  • § The world will NOT BE CHANGED by what we believe but rather how we behave!!!
  • § I have a passion that I want it to be IMPOSSIBLE for a person in the communities we are planted in for a person to go to hell!!!
  • § JESUS changes people…we do not!  It is not our job to change someone…but rather to get them to a place where they can meet Jesus and HE MAKES THE DIFFERENCE!
  • § Personally, I think it will be more of a challenge for some people in our church to fast from Facebook  for 24 hours rather than food!
  • § Church…let’s PRAY like crazy and work as hard as we can to make sure we do all we can to get people to church next weekend that need Christ…and let’s trust HIM to be the difference maker!!!

About bjrutledge

BJ & Janet were married in July 1977 They have three grown children who are all married: Jeremy & Whitney Rutledge, Chris & Julie Hurst, and Josh and Hannah Rutledge. They also have four grandsons, and a granddaughter. BJ says perhaps our greatest legacy is even though our kids are PK's, they love Jesus and are all involved in ministry in the local church. BJ has served at churches in Dallas - Bossier City, LA - Houston - and was at Fellowship of the Woodlands (Woodlands Church) in The Woodlands before coming to Grace Fellowship. BJ is the Lead Pastor at Grace Fellowship Church in Paradise, TX.
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