As we head into the holiday season, I want to encourage you to go “outside the camp.” This phrase comes from Hebrews 13:11-13 where the author has pictured Jesus going outside the camp to suffer & die on the cross for our sins. Jesus’ entire ministry seemed to focus on those “outside the camp” – on the blind, the lame, the lepers, the tax collectors. He knew these people were in desperate need of a Savior.
On November 1-3 Chad Barrett encouraged us to go outside the camp with the gospel of Christ. We are commanded in the Scripture to take the gospel into our world. This holiday season we have an opportunity to share Jesus with others. Maybe this will happen as we share our testimony in a Christmas letter or at a family gathering. Maybe it will come as we are involved helping others in some physical ways this season, and we prayerfully look to share the precious gift of the gospel.
We have a number of the “May I ask you a question?” booklets at the church for you to use this holiday season. We also will post Chad’s gospel message from November 3rd entitled “The Significant Sandal” from Ruth 4. This message is a clear presentation of the gospel and would be great to share with someone who needs Jesus.
Looking forward to seeing you “outside the camp”!