Posts tagged ‘Society’

October 26, 2016



This morning’s newspaper quoted a staggering statistic on millennials. 22% of Millennials make up America’s population, but only 10% believe in Jesus.  What does that say about our future and our current state of society?

What it boldly points out to me is that we are failing to share the Gospel in the world and we are not practicing what we preach to our youth.  Sharing the gospel takes boldness and a desire to get a message of Love out to society that is dying. Dying to know Jesus, but unknowingly. Dying physically. Dying for something different and profound. That is who Jesus is. The anti-mundane. The Way, The Truth and the Life.  The anti-establishment. The ‘against the grain‘ guy who turned the 1st Century upside down!  The man who said “If someone slaps you on the cheek, turn the other,” and “The first shall be last and the last, first” and “Love your enemies and pray for them.”  Who says that in society today? Who makes these statements? No one! Society says just the opposite! Get what’s yours, fight back and hate them who hate you.  Not Jesus.

In order for Christ to be real to others, you must shine that light of His to other people. That includes your family and friends. They are your first point of contact and should be the people you reach out to with the Gospel and practicing what you preach. Hypocrites are everywhere and the Church and body aren’t any different. I always say, that’s why I need Jesus. This is true, however, you must show love in a way that you have been shown that love from your creator.  Love transcends everything.  In order to reach – we must Love first & foremost as Jesus did.

Our approach must be different. The way we have approached society for too long must change. Hell-fire and brimstone have their place, but there isn’t a place for that in evangelism.  There is plenty of time for folks to learn about that in their discipleship walk with the Lord. That won’t get them in the door and get them to realize there is a God so big that He gave his only Son to die for all our sins.

Share your personal testimony, that’s what I do. No one can dispute what your story is and how Christ came into your life and change YOU.  This makes Jesus real to those around you and to whom you are sharing Christ with.  Be genuine and don’t act like you are better than anyone.

We are all broken vessels(realized or not) that need a Savior and that is Jesus. Don’t try to be the savior. Just pray and ask God to make your testimony real to those whom you share it with and keep praying afterwards for those whom he has laid on your heart to pray for.

Let’s get the Gospel out to those millennials and everyone else whom we come in contact.





December 29, 2009


In an era of ‘ME’ that our modern-day society is in, there are some serious consequences that result…

We place actors and sports figures up on a pedestal and then get disappointed when they act childish or do stupid things. Who’s to blame?

Does a million dollar salary that an actor/actress/professional sports player give them more credibility to answer questions about current society topics or address their views or opinions on what they think is right, even though they don’t have a college degree versus someone who does have a college degree and suggests proper answers to these questions? i.e. Tom Cruise on postpartum depression, yet he has barely a high school degree.

Do our children coming of age have the right to deserve things in life that we have struggled to attain?

But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well – Matthew 6:33

The context that the scripture above comes from is in regards to worrying.  It’s also addressing the fact that if we do what God wants us to do, and that is to feed to the poor, give selflessly, attend to the widow and visit the imprisoned.  To seek the right and not the bad.  To do good and not evil.  To not think yourself better than others.  If we have this mindset, we will be blessed and have plenty and not be in want. 

I know I am not in want for anything.  I know that my God has blessed me tremendously and that I have nothing to complain about.  That I have more than anyone can ask for.  Not because I’m perfect or good or right at all or at any given time, but because He is good!  I believe all receive blessings, I just realize where they come from.

Our society and modern-day isn’t much different than it was 2000 years ago, we just have better technology.  We are still a world in need of a savior.  We are still helplessly lost in our sin and mortality.  We are constantly giving into our own desires of du’jour.

I have scattered over a lot of thoughts and topics during this post, but I guess I wanted to say that it’s not about Me, but about God and that He wants the best for us even when we don’t know what that is or we think we know what that is. 

Have a blessed day!