Reaching Our Cities for Christ
Dr. Fred Lowery
Acts 8:29; Luke 10:25-37; Matthew 9:35-38; Mark 2:1-5; John 4:1-10; John 13:21,26
May 25, 2008
Greater things are yet to come; greater things are still to be done in this city. We believe that? Amen. There was a pastor who said to a one of the ladies at church on a Sunday morning. I don't ever see your husband; invite him to come with you. She said well uh, he doesn't like church and he won't come to church. Well just tell him I invited him to come. So the next Sunday the lady said to the pastor I gave him the message but he said I'm not going to come to church. If the pastor wants to see me he'll have to come and see me. So the pastor said well I will go see him in fact I'll go see him today. She said that will be kind of hard because he is working on a church, working on the steeple. The pastor drove over there and climbed up several ladders one hundred feet up and talked to that man on that steeple and that man came down those ladders and accepted Jesus Christ. And he said its hard not to listen to somebody who will climb ladders a hundred feet up to talk to you. I wonder what we would do to lead somebody to faith in Jesus Christ. Today I'm simply casting vision again. Our theme this year is chasing chariots. Reaching out, winning people to Christ. Making a difference. Reaching out to the hurting, to the helpless, to the hopeless. People that maybe believe nobody cares about them or nobody loves them. Because the great things God wants to do in the city, he's not nearly through. Our theme verse Acts 8:29 the spirit told Philip go to that chariot and stay near it. Chase that chariot, because why? God is working on both ends of the equation. God is working in that Ethiopian Eunuch's mind and heart, he's reading the scripture. He's preparing that mind and heart for the gospel. Then he tells Philip to go chase that chariot. A couple of things you and I need to get nailed down. One is t ...
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