Yesterday in our worship service I challenged our people to start a revolution - a revolution of one. It only takes one person to impact the life of a people group, a nation, and yes, even the world. History is littered with examples of revolutionaries that brought about incredible change.
The revolution I am speaking of is spiritual in nature. Each of us who claims to be a follower of Christ must really take up the cross of discipleship. We need to take our follower-ship seriously. We need to be devoted to Christ and to walk in utter obedience to Him. We must devote ourselves to the same things the earliest Christ-followers devoted themselves to: the apostle's teaching (the Word), the fellowship (the Church), the breaking of bread (the sacraments) and prayer (direct communication with God). See Acts 2:42.
Then we must be about the business of being leaders. The best definition of leadership is one word: influence. We must make it our aim to influence those who don't know Jesus to come to faith in Him. We must live like Christians ("little Christs") and always be ready to share with others the internal hope we possess (see 1 Peter 3:15).
Let's turn our corner of the world upside-down for Christ! Let's decrease the potential population of hell by sharing a vision of heaven with those who need it most. Will you join me?
If you read this, what does the word "disciple" mean to you? I'd love to hear from you.