Friday, 13 June 2008

Knock, knock, knocking...

Tomorrow (Sat) my church, St David's, is conducting an outreach day. It's part of our HEAT week (Heightened Evangelistic Activity Time). We're going knocking on doors in Homebush & trying to chat with people about Jesus. Our opening line is: "we were wondering what we have to do to live forever. Do you have any thoughts?" We're using that line because the passage for Sunday's sermon is Luke 18, the rich young ruler, who asks Jesus "what must I do to inherit eternal life?"
Door knocking isn't usually much fun. Or productive. Makes me think of another kinds of knocking:

Why do we bother?
Because we want them to hear about the one who died that we could live. Surely it's worthwhile putting our egos at risk for that...?
Rev 3:20: "I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and he with me".

1 comment:

Seumas Macdonald said...

hmm, kamal you worry me:

1) That opening question makes me feel sick. It is so unnatural. Nobody knocks on people's doors and says, "We were wondering what the secret of eternal life is, do you know?". It's troubling - you know the answer, you're not wondering at all. You're not inviting people to share their thoughts, you're inviting people to bait themselves for your own answer.

2) I don't think that verse from revelation means what you think it means!