Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Don't let it fall off the table!

You know the scenario. You have a table. You have something on the table—perhaps a glass of water, perhaps a partially completed model aeroplane, perhaps a vase from the Ming Dynasty—it doesn’t matter. The point is that the thing is on the table and you want it to stay there. You definitely don’t want it knocked off. But you also have a child—high on energy, forgetful of warnings, and prone to run or tackle or launch projectiles at you or Darth Vader or some other imaginary foe for reasons best known to them.

You know what you have to do, don’t you? You know what will happen if you don’t do it. You have to be perpetually diligent to ensure that the ‘thing’ you want on the table is not knocked off the table. And if you aren’t diligent, you can guarantee that it will all end in tears—for both you and the child.

If you have any form of leadership responsibility at your church or in your Christian group, the ‘you’ in this scenario is you. The table is your program. The child is a mysterious nexus of unseen forces. And the thing on that table is evangelism. keep reading

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