It’s been awhile since I pointed my readers to a devotional from John Fischer, but I don’t want to miss sending you to this one:
It keeps coming up. Every time I’m around someone who is uniquely prophetic in their gifts, or every time I read a forward-thinking book or article I find someone saying that the future of evangelism in the world is going to ride on the wings of service. The gospel is going to go forth via helping hands. It’s as we reach out to meet the needs of people that we will find opportunity to tell the simple story of Jesus and His love.
The Jesus movement of thirty-five years ago was all about Jesus and saving people’s souls. It was about filling up the emptiness inside left by drugs, sexual experimentation, failed social utopia, and a great sense of disillusionment and helplessness. In the years since, Christians have become preoccupied with politics and power – as if we could usher in the Kingdom of God through the halls of Washington or hold back the forces of evil at the polls. All this came with lots of talk and attention in the media – attention that has come at a price in regards to the reputation of Christians, and by way of association, the gospel.
This is why I believe prophetic voices are urging Christians to stop talking and start serving humanity….
Read the rest of The Gospel via Helping Hands.