Last weekend we kicked off a sermon series taken from material produced by LICC* looking at our Frontlines. If you missed it then you can listen to the sermon introducing the series on our website.
Your frontline is the place where you spend much of your time, where you meet people who don’t know Jesus. It’s the place God has called you, the place of possibility and potential. We may be old or young, healthy or infirm, employed or not – we still have a ‘frontline’. A place God has put us.
Often though, we don’t see our frontlines in this light. But just imagine what the impact might be on our neighbourhoods, workplaces, schools – on the whole nation, on the nations – if we could help each other make a difference for Christ in these places. Imagine how God could work through you, right where you are.
As we encourage one another in this, as we continue to develop a culture of invitation, asking God who he would like us to invite and to what and then acting upon it, whilst all the time being dependent upon the Holy Spirit I believe we will see lives changed and transformed, we will see hearts turn to Jesus.
One of readings this Sunday is the Great Commission from the end of Matthews Gospel. A question for us each to reflect upon is, assuming we are trying to fulfil that, do we do so because we are told to do it or because we share Jesus’ heart and long for the same result, that everyone will come to know and have a relationship with God?
*LICC is the London Institute for Contemporary Christianity. They are an organisation who resource and equip Churches and are dedicated to developing the biblical wisdom, the cultural insights, the stories and the practical ideas that help people live out God’s living word creatively, show and share his good news confidently, and make a positive contribution to the places they live, work and play.