• Pastor Mark Hisle

From the Pastor's Desk

As we approach Easter, may I share a few thoughts about sharing your faith that I hope help and become part of our philosophy?

Getting on an elevator, nobody says much as they wait for their floor. Unfortunately, our culture has become like that, isolated and disconnected. Do you remember Philip running into the Ethiopian eunuch in Acts 8? Philip didn't cram religion down the guy's throat. He simply found the empty seat beside the man and shared Jesus. While God used certain methods in the past, most people today won't be won by crusades, door to door witnessing, or Christian TV. We must build a relationship so they know we are not crazy, no strings are attached, and we can overcome their cynicism. We have to find the empty seat next to them.

Here are 3 easy steps: 1) Prayer-This is the Great Commitment. We are to pray for all men (1 Tim. 2:1). People don't get saved because "the god of this world has blinded the minds of them that believe not" (2 Cor. 4:4). We have to pray the blinders off. 2) Care-This is the Great Commandment. We are to love our neighbors as ourselves (Mt. 22:39). Love breaks down resistance. 3) Share-This is the Great Commission (Mt. 28:19). We tell the Good News of Jesus' love in a natural way.

This simple approach works. Anybody can do it. Will you be open to how God may want to use you?

Pastors Mark and Jennifer

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