January 9, 2015

Real Life Discipleship Overview

Romans 10:14
Which is more important: the message or the messenger?

On the evening of April 18, 1775, Paul Revere was sent by Dr. Joseph Warren to ride to Lexington, Massachusetts, to warn Samuel Adams and John Hancock that British troops were marching to arrest them. You know the phrase: “The British are coming; the British are coming.”

The message was so important that a second messenger, William Dawes, was sent by a different route to deliver the exact same message.

The message of the good news of Jesus Christ—that forgiveness, salvation and hope are readily available to all who will call on Jesus—is essential. But how will people know without a messenger?

Pastor Jim Putman reminds us: “The church was not designed to be a group of spectators who attend weekly lectures. It was designed to be a trained army with a powerful message” (Real-Life Discipleship, 13). ALL believers are messengers for Jesus Christ. If Jesus has come into your life, then you, too, have the message.