"We Are God's Plan"
We Are God’s Plan!
In Matthew 16:23 the Bible says, “Jesus turned and said to Peter, ‘Get behind me, Satan! You are a stumbling block to me. For you are not setting your mind on the things of God, but on the things of man.’”
Jesus had to reinforce the idea of “setting our minds on the things of God” many times. His preeminent message was and is: A life that matters to God is a life that pursues the course that matters to God.
What is God truly passionate about? Let’s see; “For God so loved the world that He
Gave His one and only Son” to have … us! (John 3:16)
How are people supposed to believe that God actually loves them so much that He gave His Son for them? How are people supposed to believe that there is a way through the suffering, violence, heartache, and injustice, of our current world?
The Answer: We are God’s plan for this (John 5). And God doesn’t have another plan! But why isn’t God doing something? We are His plan. There is not another!
You have been encouraged for the last few weeks to pray for and invite unsaved friends to the special events we are hosting during the Easter season. Many of us look at our unsaved friends and family and say that they are human wreckage. We look at the magnitude of the situations surrounding them and then to our limitations and say, “There’s nothing I can do! … therefore … This can’t have anything to do with me.”
God has so much more for you than the lie that says you can’t make a difference in the lives of your unsaved family and friends. What do I have to give? The light He has given me!
If God is passionate about reaching out to the world with the Good News of His Son, He is also responsible for getting it done… through us! We are His plan!
Here is the basic strategy we’ll use to impact the lives of our unsaved friends:
1. Pray for our friends
2. Promote April’s emphasis to our friends
3. Invite our friends
4. Bring our friends