Something To Put On Here While…

I find the motivation to make a larger post here.

Recently I found myself commenting this to a close friend on MSN:

We have just completed the ‘Body Builder’ series in the ISM with the intention of helping our members discover their spiritual gifts and encouraging them to participate in ministry. To be honest, its one of the more successful “Lets Do Ministry” campaigns that I have been involved in. Kudos.

Questions is….will its effect last?
After interviewing some cell leaders as part of my ‘Intimate Talk’ net publications, personal initiative and self-motivation in seeking God has been the main reason why people participate in ministry and more importantly, stayed in it. Would generating a temporary herd mentality work? Or at least have some medium-term outcomes?

In Matthew 9:37-38, Jesus’ famous quote: “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into His harvest field”. Sometimes I do feel that unlike the call to arms that Christians have used this verse for….its just Jesus lamenting the fact that most of us are happy to sit on our hands. A phrase full of sighs rather than a phrase for goading Christians to service (be it evangelistic or otherwise).

Heresy?

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~ by shybeg122 on October 12, 2009.

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