A woman walked into her bathroom at
home. As she did, she saw her husband weighing himself
on the bathroom scales, sucking in his stomach. The
woman thought to herself, "He thinks that he will weigh
less by sucking in his stomach." So, the woman rather
sarcastically said to her husband, "Thatís not going to
help." Her husband said, "Sure it will. Itís the only
way I can see the numbers."
Often this time of year, after the
overindulgence of the holidays we make resolutions to
change our habits and our way of life. A new year gives
us an opportunity to start fresh and better ourselves.
But by the middle of January we somehow forget our
resolutions and go back to our old ways.
There is, however, one resolution
we cannot forget. And that is the resolution we as a
church made to be passionate about telling people about
Godís forgiveness through his Son Jesus Christ. This
church makes no bones about the fact that we are
actively trying to share the good news of Jesus Christ
So hereís the New Yearís resolution
I want to encourage Lincoln Christian Church people to
make for 2012. LETíS RESOLVE TO SHARE JESUS CHRIST WITH
Jesus said in Matthew 28:19
ďTherefore go and make disciples of all nations,
baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son
and of the Holy Spirit and teaching them to obey
everything I have commanded you.Ē
How can we best share Jesus with
There is nothing that turns people
off to the gospel more than phony Christians. A major
temptation for us is to try to cover up, to act pious
and religious...to pretend we are more holy than we are.
Rick Warren suggests that there are
four ways that Christians can treat people. First he
says you can treat them like, "Iím okay, and youíre
okay." The second ways is, "Iím okay, but youíre not
okay." The third way is, "Iím not okay, but youíre
okay." The final approach he suggests is this, "Iím not
okay, and youíre not okay." Rick concludes, "The New
Testament teaches that: Iím not okay, youíre not okay.
But because of Jesus thatís okay."