New Beginnings: Turning Points

mail-1Looking forward to Xcel Darlington in the morning. Love the privilege of speaking. Always working hard to make sure that words are not just waffle but have the potential to impact – Christian & non-Christian alike.

As we continue the TURNING POINTS series I urge ALL of Xcel Darlington to do their utmost to bring someone. How can a life be changed unless they hear about the love of God? How can they hear if someone doesn’t ask them?

This Easter, make the most of every opportunity. It is an ideal time to get people into Church. Even with the current climate it seems that more people are looking to the church for help, for guidance and for an unwavering sense of hope in uncertain times.

People DO NOT want religion.
People DO NOT want legalism.

People WANT relationship.
People WANT confidence for the future.

People NEED a turning point.
People NEED to know the mercy of God.

The way Jesus dealt with people – we can learn alot from him (obviously).

As people come across our path how we treat them will have an impact on any potential turning point. Many times there seems to a tendency for ‘some’ Christians and ‘some’ Churches deal with people incorrectly. They get the focus wrong. Too much focus on the SIN rather than the SINNER. There is a danger that we judge too quickly, making them feel guilty, condemned, adding to the misery the might already feel.

Jesus focused on the person.
Jesus poured out MERCY instead of MISERY.

Let’s learn together how to help those around us experience the turning point we so want them to enjoy.

Any thoughts about this?