Director of Missions

Go Tell it on the Mountain

 

It is chilling to watch as the Christmas Season approaches. It seems that the Gospel of Jesus Christ has been pushed out of our culture and relegated to the dusty corners of our churches. Commercials, television shows, movies, stores, clothing, food, and a host of   other areas in our society turn their attention to the “spirit” of the season with all its glitz and glamor and never acknowledge the reason for the season.  This is not new. It has been increasing in our culture for many years. Believers have bemoaned this phenomenon for decades, and our pulpits have proclaimed a warning to guard against its creeping onslaught. What are we to do? Should we sit idly by while proclaiming that we are feeble and helpless to stop its transformation of our culture? Certainly not! If the Bride of Christ would take her  rightful place in the community and exercise the resurrection power she possesses in the Gospel of Jesus Christ she would become a cultural pioneer. The way you become a cultural pioneer is to first recognize that you ARE an Ambassador for the Most High God. You are His emissary, spokesperson, and advocate. You have been given the power to transform the culture by the life giving message of Jesus Christ. Rise up O glorious one and take your rightful place in culture in which God has placed you. Secondly, speak for your King.  Thirdly, live for your King. Let the message of the Good News that God has come to redeem the world flow from your lips and life. Dispel the silence that has shuttered your throat and caused you to dwell in hushed fear or even worse tolerated paralyzing apathy. If the Church remains silent and does not proclaim the Gospel from the mountain tops and hides the light of everlasting salvation then the stifling darkness will prevail in the place we love. 2 Corinthians 5:20 says, “Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were making an appeal through us; we beg you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God.” This passage demands of us as Ambassador to beg, plead, and implore those who are unbelievers to be reconciled to God. Our culture will never change; lives will never be transformed if we take this command as only a suggestion from God. Give the gift of the Gospel of Christ this season and every season for the Gospel never goes out of season….unless we allow it to.

Serving the King Together, 

Eric