Thursday, February 17, 2011

Reaching People for Christ

For I am with thee, and no man shall set on thee to hurt thee: for I have much people in this city (Acts 18:10)

I believe that Pace Community Church is being prepared to reach more people for Christ than we have imagined. God is active in our community preparing the hearts of people to be spiritually receptive.

If you think I am interested in seeing "much people" come to Christ, then you would be RIGHT! I am absolutely dedicated to seeing large numbers of people cross the line of faith and commit to Jesus Christ. I am interested in seeing large numbers of people growing in spiritual maturity. I am dedicated to seeing large numbers of weak marriages being put back together in the power of God. I want to see large numbers of people being baptized into the body of Christ. I have an unmovable, unshakable conviction about this.

I’m asking you to join me. I'm not asking you to get on a plane and take a mission trip halfway around the world so you can mix cement and stack concrete block on foreign soil. That’s too distant, too far away. I’m challenging you to walk across the street….. walk across the room…. pick up the phone…. and share your faith! Yes, we are called to make a global impact – but it NEEDS TO START with those who are CLOSEST TO US already – our family, friends, and those in OUR COMMUNITY. God loves the lost people of Santa Rosa County just as much as He loves the lost people of Tanzania or Kyrgyzstan!

God has "much people in this area" (Acts 18:1) who will convert if we will only take to the good news to them. Thousands of people are ready for salvation right here in our own community and many of them are going to become a part of the PCC family.

The harvest fields are ripe unto harvest, but the laborers are few (John 4:35; Luke 10:2).
We must go out into the highways and hedges and compel people to come that God's house might be full (Luke 14:23).

PCC, we are not called to be like other churches!

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