WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11
“As the Father has sent Me, even so I am sending you.”
John 20:21 ESV
EQUIPPED WITH THE TRUTH: PURPOSE
Bill Bright was the founder of Campus Crusade for Christ. During an interview with Crosswalk he was asked to describe a memorable moment of sharing the gospel. Bright said, “I remember as a young believer I felt impressed to call on a man who was a CEO of one of the great fortune 500 companies. As presumptuous as it sounded he was very responsive and agreed to see me. I asked for 15 minutes of his personal time and when I was ushered into his big beautiful office there was nothing on his desk. He was seated there waiting for me. He asked, “What can I do for you?” I said, “Sir, I’ve come to talk to you about your relationship with Jesus Christ.” On the surface one would expect for him to call for a bodyguard and escort me out. He instead began to cry. Then he stopped and told me that at the age of 8 he had become a believer. He had become so ambitious, however, that he did not have time for God. Even though he had become one of the leading businessmen in the world he had not been to church in 30 years. He said, “God sent you. He sent you to help me. I’ll be in church Sunday.”
If we are Christ followers, we have been sent by Jesus on a mission to share the gospel. Sometimes we may be tempted to over complicate what that means. For Dr. Bright, it simply meant going where he felt like God was leading him and talking to people about a relationship with Jesus. Here at Northstar Church it means helping to lead people home into a relationship with Jesus and inviting them into our church home.
When was the last time you talked to someone about their relationship with Jesus? Ask God to lead you today to someone who is ready to hear how they can have a relationship with Jesus.