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FROM THE DIRECTOR OF MISSIONS

 

 

(Submitted by guest contributor, Pastor Jeff Beshears)

For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God unto salvation for everyone who believes. This I know… we all say we believe this truth.

However, if the statistics are true, as spoken by Jim Cymbala at Moody’s Founders Conference, that only four to seven percent of America is saved… then we have a huge disconnect between the church and the lost culture around us. For whatever reasons, most-not all- but most, churches no longer intersect the human highways of our world with the gospel. 

Like our brothers and sisters in the book of Acts we must take risks. They knew nothing of “hoping people would find the church building and-- come in—and get saved.” They had no buildings! No, these early Christians knew only of sharing the good news with those they met in daily life. They risked it all for the sake of the gospel.

We too are taking a risk, a new way to intercept the human highway and maximize gospel sharing opportunities. Let me explain… with the blessing of our church and the foundation of our non-profit, Salt & Light Missions Outreach, we began the Compassion Center of Eastern Oklahoma (modeled after the Compassion Center of NWA). The purpose of which is to meet with those going through difficult situations and allow our conversation teams to hear their story. Then, following our criteria, we seek to meet their need as best as possible… and the greatest part, we ALWAYS share the gospel! But this is just part of the story…

 We are intersecting the human highway in an even bigger way… to fund the Compassion Center we began the Community Discount Grocery store...where all profits go the Compassion Center Ministry. That’s right, a fully functioning grocery store open to the entire community. Imagine going to a store where someone can pray with you, encourage you, or just be a listening ear. People who shop at the store can stretch their own family food budget…and know they are helping others as well.

In the few weeks of operation we’ve already begun seeing new visitors to our church… and the other churches of Pocola! Every day we meet new people and have the chance to visit with them and share the vision of the Compassion Center. We are again encountering people in the human highway.

I encourage you to find those exceptional opportunities to intercept people in the marketplace and provide a conduit of the gospel to them. We also invite you to participate in the Community Discount Grocery or

Compassion Center of Eastern Oklahoma by volunteering a few hours a week. Let’s take some risks… give us a call at 918-436-7000.

 

Blessings,

Dr. Jeff Beshears

Pastor, Trinity Baptist Church Pocola

 

            

 

 

 

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