Thursday, September 10, 2009

Reaching Christians...

I don't know why any church would try to reach Christians. It amazes me how judgmental and argumentative they can be about what we are doing, even though they've never been to The Pursuit! We get second guessed on our motives and our ideas all the time. We could easily spend all of our time trying to convince Christians that they should come, but it isn't worth the energy.

We're trying to reach non-Christians. If Christians want to join us in that, they are welcome to come, but we refuse to get distracted from our mission which is to reach those far from God. In the midst of Christians who criticize us for taking the Bible too literally (How could we believe every verse?) or question our tactics for reaching the unchurched (even though God seems to be blessing what we are doing), we got an amazing email this morning from someone whose unbelieving family members came this past Sunday and are committed to coming back. That is why we do what we do. So let's just stay on course. It is worth it for sure!

Luke 6:26
"Woe to you when all men speak well of you, for their fathers used to treat the false prophets in the same way."