Today, during Quest, will be taking a look at what it means to be an externally focused church. During our planning of Quest, we discovered a great song to illustrate the importance of being externally focused.
At some point in our lives, we’ve have all been “a dead man walking.” During that time, we consistently walked or ran in search of “something” to rescue us from our self, our choices, our sins. Some of us eventually came to the realization that ourself, our friends, our preacher and even our second chances can’t save us from our evil nature. However, many people still live their lives like a man on the run, running from their past failures and sins, like they have a bounty on their head.
Here is the cool thing, the bounty was already paid by The Father.
As NewChurch, we are to saturate the city with the love of Christ, so that people know they do not have to run any longer. There is a safe haven in community. There is life abundant when you love others.
I hope you enjoy Barton Hollow by The Civil Wars.