inward outward...seize the day


had an interesting experience today with a lot of pastors meeting to seek how to bring inpact world tour to dayton over the next few years the speaker laid down the lines"
most of our churches are inward rather than outward
the generation emerging is captured by passionate and costly call to follow...
come follow me and i will make you fishers of men
if anyone wants to follow me let him deny himself take up his cross daily...
he spoke of the power and presence of Jesus is always linked to go reaching the lost, the least and the lonely...

i agreed with the thinking and the worldview he was presenting...however...most are far from outward focused and are in the humanist view...what's in it for me...and my church

having attempted to work with several groups over the last few years most are content to stay in the church status quo ... a come to rather than a go to group of believers...and don't have a clue that the church culture is repelent rather than attractive to the seeking on looker.

it reminded me of some conferences i've spoken to where the movement, the grouping, were seeking to survive rather then abandon comfort for change....i've thought to late, to little and much self seeking...sad

also noticed that the para church people are at times mad at the church for the churches undeniable inward focused tradition...again sad

what to do ... what to do...

i think and hope somehow change will come...it has to...or we are just going through the motions...


last thought

the speaker spoke about the emerging generation needs challenge, purpose, and power to be different and to change the would as a authentic represention of the kingdom of God...interestingly...this is true for every generation... it was for me in the 70's 80's 90's and 2000's generations...

david served the purpose of God in his generation and fell asleep...

while encouraged I am at the same time think...the same old...the same old...

outward focused...is a choice...a way of life... a desire to change the world one person at a time ...

...seize the day...
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