Have you ever felt stuck and trapped by your own ignorance to solve an urgent problem? This happened to me a few weeks ago, and it was a horrible feeling. It was a Saturday evening, and we realized that we did not have any water coming out our faucets. I started to troubleshoot the problem and found that no shower, toilet, or faucet would produce water. The possibility of showing up to church without a shower produced a sudden urgency in my family. Some were concerned about smell, others about the state of our hair, while others seemed wholly unbothered (I’ll let you guess who!). The short of it was that I was not going to be able to solve the issue in my own knowledge, skill, or power.
So, I called my landlord, who had me flip some switches, change the filters, and generally look for problems. We finally realized we needed to call the plumber. Hello, Saturday night after-hours service call bill! This was going to hurt! When he called back, he directed me to look at the gauge on the pressure tank (the mechanism that keeps water supplied to all the faucets, toilets, and showers). It was at 0…problem identified. He then told me how to manually hold the switch and restore pressure to our water supply system. We had been rescued! Saved from a weekend service tech bill. Saved from offending church friends with offensive odor. Saved from messy hair!
“I’m so glad you showed me!” I exclaimed to my plumber-savior.
How much more will those who are spiritually lost shout their gratitude to those who Jesus sent to Show the Curious?
As great as we imagine that could be, it’s normal to feel ill-prepared to show who Jesus is to people who are curious about Him…to feel like evangelizing is out of reach. But what if there were some clear, practical steps that any one of us could take? What if Jesus knows our weakness and gave training to His followers, like you and me, to do the work of evangelism? This Sunday, we will explore Luke 9:7-9 where Jesus does just that, He teaches us how to Show the Curious.
I can’t wait to show you!
Here is the worship set to help you prepare your heart.
Pastor of Ministry & Mission Development
SUNDAY AM PLAN
9:00 AM – Worship Service On Campus & Online (Lancaster Campus)
9:15 AM – Worship Service On Campus & Online (Myerstown Campus)
11:00 AM – Worship Service on Campus & Online (Lancaster Campus)
Everything you need for Sunday is available on the Mission Church App under Sunday Resources or on our website.