Programmes are tools we use to help draw people to God. But tools will never lead people to Christ. People lead people to Christ. People become Christians because of relationships. So what do we do to help people become disciples of Jesus.
- Make friends
- Tell friends about Jesus (might need a tool for this bit). I’ll explain.
- I look out the window and see it is a beautiful day and leap out of bed. My wife exclaims what is happening.
- I pause and ask my wife to come on a 6-week course to explain my excitement about the weather and a hot day
- Or I pause and simply say, “The weather today looks amazing”
Why do we struggle to tell the story of God becoming man, dying, raising from the dead, and offering us life… to it’s fullness? Why is it that our churches don’t pulsate with life, like a crowd at a football match or enjoying a gig?
Have we lost touch with society and our friends? Do we live in a dual world of attending dry liturgical services that lack life (and have nothing to attract friends to) and a world who has a monopoly on entertainment?
The Psalms have breathtaking moments of pure joy, as David dances and sings to God and then concludes with a three-point sermon and some liturgy. God wants us to worship him in the freedom Jesus won for us, in the truth he calls us to. I don’t know what that looks like but I am trying to discover.