Before we jump into Gospel Fluency, we have one more week to set the stage for the year. And what we’re going to focus on is the task before us. What are we called to do?
We are calling our year “Listen, Speak, and Show: A Movement of Evangelism at GracePoint.” The word movement means, generally, “a group of people working together to advance their shared political, social, or artistic ideas.” What is the shared idea of the Christian church? It is good news. Just think about that. We don’t have a product to sell. We don’t have some good advice to give. We have good news to proclaim. The good news. And so the very nature of the gospel means that it is something received and proclaimed. And what follows from this is that this good news is something the world needs.
Which is why Jesus sends his people out. Those who have received now must go work. The harvest is ready. Now go. Pray that God speaks to us and changes us this Sunday as we go through Matthew 9:35-38.