I grew up in a church culture where truth and the gospel were more of a 2×4 or mallet used to knock the love of God into people who were far from him. Maybe some of you have encountered this in your past.
Reflecting on how the multitudes of people were drawn to Jesus, it wasn’t because he was hammering out truth or defending himself. He was, however, speaking words of life and bringing out the best in others. This lifestyle was contagious.
Sometimes we just need to remember our place in the Kingdom of Heaven. Jesus refers to himself as being the light of the world. He is the one who illuminates our lives and his creation, bringing purpose, hope, and life that makes sense. Jesus then tells us about our place as he calls us the lamp stand, his light held up a little higher for others to see how he is working in and through us.
In our sermon series Seeds, we took a look at the attribute of Vibrancy. I would encourage you to listen to this message again, and again. Jesus desires his bride (that would be us as his church) to glow and draw others to him as he works in and through us.
Together we can be a contagious and vibrant church displaying the gospel of Jesus moment by moment and people will be drawn to discover a God who is full of love, hope, and life.
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