Pastor Paul Scanlon spoke from his new book at the first evening session at Stronger 2009. A simple thought…allowing your day to be inconvenienced for someone else, just 15 minutes will make a BIG difference.
The problem is that many Churches have a theology of reaching people but are not actually reaching people. Why not? Because it’s inconvenient.
Inconvenience protects our life. Our default response is to back away when things start getting inconvenient, when in reality we need to push through and not quit. We don’t know what might happen, what will be on the other side of inconvenience.
Don’t defend your routine. Don’t defend your ‘family time’. Get involved in another persons world. When you get involved in anothers world – it’s more than helping out. It will cost you time, effort and maybe money. The key is though – you cannot be a shrinking violet in a world that is going to hell.
Don’t wait until they ‘deserve’ it. No one deserves it. You didn’t deserve the grace of God. We just need to live ready to help. It’s a challenge. It was a good reminder to us all as Christians.