A Connecting Flight Lesson

When Rhonda and I travel, it is not unusual that we would need to make a connecting flight in a short time to catch the plane headed to our intended destination. Sometimes there is pressure to get to the right gate before our plane takes off without us—it has happened several times and it is not a good feeling. You know the feeling… Anyway, as we exit one plane to make our way to a connecting flight, I frequently will ask an attendant to point us in the right direction. Even so, a devoted follower of Jesus should be able to point someone who is lost to the gate that will lead this one to heaven. Jesus, of course, is the gate to heaven!

Remember the words of Peter: “Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give a reason for the hope that you have” (1 Peter 3:15).  

This goes beyond being helpful; this is essential! In fact, this is our mission as God’s people! Our mission is to fulfill the Great Commission! Jesus said, “You will be witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth” (Acts 1:8). The Apostle Paul testified, “The most important thing is that I complete my mission, the work the Lord Jesus gave me—to tell people the Good News about God’s grace” (Acts 20:24 NCV).

This is a friendly reminder that we are still on a mission from God. Our job is not done. Our assignment is not completed. There are still so many to reach… I know of no better time to share with a friend or invite someone to church than during the Easter Season. You probably know by now that a great number of people will respond positively to an invite to church during the Easter Season when they would not normally choose to attend otherwise. So this is a good time to invite family and friends! Easter Sunday will be a great day of Celebration and I will share a message on salvation. I want to encourage you to reach out and invite someone to Easter Sunday Services, March 31 (9:30 am & 11:00 am). Do it today!

Devotedly yours,
Pastor Ron

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