We have lost our birthright. It was sad for Esau it is even sadder for us. Once known as the center of the universe, as the redeemer of culture, the sanctuary for victims, and the hope of the hopeless, today we find the church without significant influence in the world. Instead, we have become islands of irrelevance, a sub-culture, a country club for members only.
How did we get in this state? How have we strayed so far from our founder? How did we lose any remove resemblance to Him who read, “I have come to bind the wounds etc.” and then said of Himself “today has this scripture come to pass”
Like any other situation, with God, we are not without hope. He is alive and His Spirit still calls us. Even as I write, I am reminded that God always has a remnant. The fact that you are reading this book gives pause for joy. And that is what I pray. I pray that your heart will be full of joy as you read the many different suggestions in this book.
We Can Make A Difference!
There are 0ver 330,000 churches in America with over 118,000,000 people attending. That is 40% of the population. What if we took our role as a disciple of Jesus seriously and decided to go and make a difference in His name? What if, after visiting this blog, you and thousands of others, went back to their church and stirred compassion into action? What a difference we could make. It can happen. Unlike Esau may our God of grace and mercy give us the opportunity to renew our birthright, as His representative of love and compassion in this world.
We will be posting various ways of Doing Good that you and your church can get involved in. As people share their experiences and we keep adding more hopefully we will have to change this blog to 1000+ Ways To Make A Difference.
So look over some of our suggestions. Brainstorm and come up with a plan for you and your church to get involved in. Go make a difference then come back and share it with us. God has called us to be the salt of the earth and the light of the world. Together, with the Lord’s power, we can make a difference.