Why is the church in the world today?
By the church, I am not speaking of buildings, but rather followers of Jesus Christ. Or to put it another way, why are YOU and I in this world today?
What should our objective be as followers of Jesus Christ?
Jesus told a Parable that we will be exploring this Sunday at Harvest best known as “The Parable of the Wheat and Tares.”
In this earthly story with a heavenly meaning (the definition of a parable), Jesus tells about a farmer who sowed his seed in a field. Jesus tells us that the seed would represent His people and the field would be our culture (see Matthew 13:38).
So, back to my question: Why are we in this world as Christians?
God has placed the believer in this world to make an impact. God is not calling us to isolate but to infiltrate.
To change metaphors, we are to be both salt and light! Salt, in that we seek to stop the spread of corruption and wickedness. Light, in that we live godly lives, doing good works, and preaching the gospel.
How does this work practically? I will address this and much more in my message this Sunday at Harvest Riverside.
The title is “Genuine Imitation.”
Our service times are 7:45/9:45/11:45 AM and 5:00 PM, PST.
It’s also all webcast live at www.harvest.org.