Disciple Up #9
Tube Float Discipleship & No Safe Spaces
By Louie Marsh
Some Rambling thoughts on community involvement to open up the show.
“I would like to encourage you to stop thinking of what you’re doing as ministry. Start realizing that your ministry is how much of a tip you leave when you eat in a restaurant; when you leave a hotel room whether you leave it all messed up or not; whether you flush your own toilet or not. Your ministry is the way that you love people. And you love people when you write something that is encouraging to them, something challenging. You love people when you call your wife and say, ‘I’m going to be late for dinner,’ instead of letting her burn the meal. You love people when maybe you cook a meal for your wife sometime, because you know she’s really tired. Loving people – being respectful toward them – is much more important than writing or doing music.”
― Rich Mullins
“Luther says that vocations are a “mask from God. That is, God hides Himself in the workplace, the family, the Church, and the seemingly secular society”
― Gene Edward Veith Jr., God at Work: Your Christian Vocation in All of Life
“A few nights after his conversion he asked how long this Gospel had been known in England. He was told that we had known it for some hundreds of years.
“What!” said he, amazed; “is it possible that for hundreds of years you have had the knowledge of those glad tidings in your possession, and yet have only now come to preach it to us? My father sought after the Truth for more than twenty years, and died without finding it. Oh, why did you not come sooner?”
― Hudson Taylor, A Retrospect
“Often our influence in our communities extends to church programs, musicals, or weekly services. While those things can help present the Gospel, God desires for us to personally be influences on the world around us. Spreading the Gospel isn’t solely the church’s job; it’s the job of every Christian.”
– Paul Chappell
Jesus & Community Involvement:
There’s basically 5 times when Jesus is shown interacting with the community of “sinners” in the Gospels. Here they are:
- Matthew 9: 9-13, Mark 2:13-17 & Luke 5:27-32
- Matthew 11: 16-19; Luke 7:31-35
- Luke 7:36-50
- Luke 15:1-2
- Luke 19:1-10
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