Hey Anchor Folks!
I am so pumped that I get another opportunity to talk about what is on my heart. I want you to know that take this opportunity that God is giving me very seriously because I know that it matters to Him. I have been thinking and praying that God would give me the words to say this upcoming weekend and I ask that you do the same for me :)
Some of you may know that I frequent the Cook County Juvenile Detention Center and that I am a volunteer for the Good News Jail and Prison Ministry. Through this ministry God has given me the opportunity to tell countless kids in the intercity of Chicago the Good News of Jesus. What I have learned in my 3+ years of talking with kids and walking them through the Bible is that many times, in order for a person to accept the Gospel message, they first need to understand it…. Understanding the Gospel message is something that is highly misunderstood in our culture today, especially in the Cook County Jail. I believe that a person needs to experience disease and understand their need for a doctor before they will agree to go and be treated by one.
My challenge to all of you is that if you have friends or family or neighbors that your desire for them is to understand the Gospel message or even grasp their standing before God…. do them a favor and invite them to our Church this weekend. God says in Isaiah 55:11 that His word will not go out from His mouth and return void, it will accomplish what He pleases….. Guys the power of God rests in His Word and in the Gospel message and that’s what this Sunday will be all about.
Were you invited to church by someone you know where, because of that ask, your life was changed forever? We'd love to hear about it! Share your story below and invite your friends, family and neighbors to The Anchor's Sunday Worship Gathering this Sunday, 10AM at Tioga School in Bensenville, IL.