I’m currently rockin’ in Knoxville, Tennessee. I have the privilege of being one of the morning teachers of an event called CHIC2009 – a gathering of 5200+ high schoolers from all around the country. I’m simply teaching one message but 8x to 600+ students at a time (twice/day). I’d really appreciate your prayers.
I was asked to speak on the topic of ‘my relationship with others.’
Simple enough but it’s clearly one of those things that seem much easier said than done. My sermon – through various points – seeks to explain this:
…more and more Christians are falling in love with the idea of loving and serving our neighbors…than actually loving and serving our neighbors.
And one of the most important ways we love and serve our neighbors is if we build relationships with people.
And this is where I get a lot of push back from people. By building relationships with people, we need to let go of the agenda of “evangelism” and “let’s convert this person to Jesus Christ.” Read the rest of this entry »