WELCOME to our Monday night Bible Class.
We welcome you to study and ask questions
YOU may know WHAT
YOU may know HOW
.....but do YOU know WHY ????
I THESSALONIANS 1:4-5
We study a lot about what Christ (Christianity) teaches -Acts 11:21-26
We study a lot about HOW Christ and the apostles taught - Acts 2:42-
Too many of us have spent too much time emphasizing What and How without clearly understanding WHY!
What is your purpose?
What is your calling?
What is your cause?
What is your belief?
Why does Christianity / church of Christ exist?
Why do you share Christ (the gospel) with people and why should they care?
Again we have spent too much time trying to reach the world by telling them what and how yet we have not done a good job of sharing enough about WHY.
People who "get it" come to quickly learn that in order to evangelize the world we must operate from the INSIDE OUT rather than the OUTSIDE IN.Great leaders of growing congregations know this! (for an example we spend a lot of time praying for souls to be saved rather than workers to reach souls. We spend more of the church money on NON evangelistic efforts and still talk about winning the world for Christ)
We must challenge the "status quo"
People do not "buy" or care about what YOU DO!
People "buy" or care about WHY YOU DO IT!
Starting today ... I want you to take some time to do some self examination.
"Examine yourselves to see whether you are in the faith; test yourselves. Do you not realize that Christ Jesus is in you--unless, of course, you fail the test?" 2 Corinthians 13:5