Pointing

OK, might tick some people off. That’s OK. This needs to be said. On this blog I get hits every day with the search engine terms “reasons to believe n God”. Every day. Here’s my thought: People are looking. For God. Are you pointing? And if you are, what are you pointing at? Are you pointing at the God of second chances or the God of Lamentations? They are one and the same, yes. There is a price to be paid for disobedience, for rejection, for blasphemy. Yes. There is a God that will judge.

There is also Jesus Christ, who died on the cross for me. A “Peter” if there ever was one. Are you giving people a chance to discover the relentless love of Christ, or are you pointing at the hell that awaits them if they reject Him?

Are you pointing at the failures in your life that Christ has overcome, or the “righteousness” that you possess?

If a prostitute visits your church are you looking at her with aversion, or the same love that Christ looked at you with?

If a drunk throws up in your church parking lot after a week of going thru DTs are you looking at him with eyes of contempt, or the same eyes that looked at a thief on the cross and said “Today you will be with me in paradise”?

Are you pointing at the salvation, or the condemnation? They are both reasons to accept the gift of God: Salvation.

I wonder how many are being reached by being told they will go to hell.

Wonder how many are not being reached because they are not being told that Christ loves them. Relentlessly.

People are looking. Are you pointing at the promise?     Or are you pointing at the threat?

Here’s the real deal. If you were them, which would you want to be pointed towards?

Leave a comment. Let the world know how you feel.

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9 thoughts on “Pointing

  1. I believe it is important for people to know that God loves us no matter where we are in life, or what we have done in our past. There are so many people that I have come in contact with that have only gotten the “condemnation” part of our God. Then that gives them a bad taste so to speak of God, and they don’t want to hear anything good that someone might have to share with them. They miss out on so many blessings and so much freedom and forgiveness. What a shame.

  2. In Todd Agnew’s song, it says, “My Jesus would never be accepted at my church. The blood and dirt on his feet might stain the carpet”. I believe it’s the result of “Celebrity Church”, or church in arenas instead of sanctuaries, where the “Everyone gets a trophy” mentality clouds people’s judgement, and will lead too many to hear the words, “I never knew you”.
    It is better to tick people off then to let them be comfortably condemned.
    My 2 cents, anyway.

  3. Well, I feel that if Christ Followers spent half as much time loving on people instead of running around proclaiming all the things they ‘hate’ it would give the unbelievers a whole new perspective. You draw way more bees with honey than gasoline 😉

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