The Parking Lot

Posted: September 4, 2012 in Church, Culture, Evangelism

It’s Sunday morning and there are no parking places. Referring to those driving to visit a church? Not really-it is the parking lot at my apartment complex. What’s wrong with these people? Don’t they know you get up and go to church on Sunday morning? These people don’t get up until 10 or 11 and then they wander over to the pool or hot tub. A lot of them walk around the lake with their dog.

What about bringing church to these people instead of trying to take them to another location? Jesus frequented the synagogues of his day but most of his ministry to those called “sinners” (all of us). There is nothing wrong with meeting with other believers on Sunday but most people who do not know Jesus won’t get up on Sunday morning and drive to another parking lot to be with religious people. We must think about how we are going to get the gospel to these people. Maybe they would come to our apartment or a clubhouse or Panera Bread to talk about what life is about. This is what my wife and I are working at while we live in this part of the world.

Jesus seemed to be highly interested in making friends with and bring life to a culture that did not know how to make life work. Think about Luke 14:25 and the sentences that follow or just read a gospel and notice how Jesus used up many of his days and evenings.

What are your not yet Christian friends doing next Sunday…or Tuesday evening?

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