I'm preaching a series called Revolutionary Love. I think it's revolutionizing a few things in me.
Our goal in this series is to reflect the revolutionary love of God in Jesus with love that is tangible and reaches beyond ourselves.
We're supporting various causes, from local food banks and toy drives, to buying mosquito nets to save kids lives in Liberia, to building a health clinic in Guatemala, to raising money to do a better job at our local mission in 2009. In short, we're asking people to be more generous than they have ever been before.
Reflections so far:
- I am amazed at how much preaching I've done and how much preaching I've heard that's actually aimed at changing thinking. Even though there is always a "to do", it just seems small scale compared to what is happening in this series. People are doing good, not just thinking about doing good. I love it. What would happen if preaching had that impact more constantly?
- Many people don't go to church because Christians don't do what Christians are supposed to do.
- Being generous begets more generosity. My instinct (that I ignored) was that people might give to one cause, but not to multiple causes. Wrong. Heading into week three of the project, people seem to be ramping up in generosity, not scaling back. So proud of them!
- One of the failures of recent Christianity is its failure to be tangible or practical (in the sense that it impacts daily life). Thinking about this one big time.
Any Connexus-ers want to talk about your reflections? Any in the wider community want to share your thoughts?
Looking forward to week three coming up. And, oh, if you want to save a child for malaria for $7…click here.