It’s so good to see things getting rolling again! I fellowship with a number of other pastors and many of them report that it seems that churches have been in a holding pattern. We’ve been on “defense” against the pandemic, trying our best to keep worship going but frustrated in so many other areas of fellowship, outreach, evangelism, and missions.
It is not natural for the church to be on defense. Jesus said that the gates of Hell will not prevail against His church (Matthew 16:18). Did you catch that? Hell is supposed to be on defense, hiding behind its gates, and the church is supposed to be on offense, storming the gates and rescuing souls!
We have not stood still during the pandemic. Members have been added, events have occurred, and souls have been saved. But with the pandemic starting to get under control, let’s get back out there, proclaiming His truth in the marketplace and sharing the Gospel with family, neighbors, and whomever we encounter. See you in church on Sunday!
The world is not used to a church that is militantly on mission for our Savior. It expects us to sit quietly in the building. Let’s do the unexpected and get “going” (Matthew 28:19-20).