The Next Storm

Don Jacobsen’s blog last weekend was titled The Next Storm and shares some interesting thoughts about prayer and sharing Jesus.

I was talking to my friend, Irwin, on the phone a few days ago. Irwin is a pastor in another part of the US, and every time I talk to him, I get my battery charged. Let me give you an example of why I say that. 

We were discussing re-opening churches and how some folks are still a bit skittish about coming to worship with a large group. He mentioned, just incidentally, about a baptismal service they had recently conducted in their church. I said, “Irwin, that’s wonderful … you had a baptismal service! Praise the Lord.” He seemed surprised that I seemed surprised. I said something like, “I guess you didn’t get the memo … this is a tough environment to do outreach.” Then I asked, “How many did you baptize?” “Ahh, fifteen adults,” he said quietly. 

… Then I said something brilliant like, “Irwin, what are you doing that we’re not? I need to go to school on you.” 

He responded with an unintentional educational rebuke. He said something like, “We knew we were in over our heads – which has often been true for the church …” (Click here to read the entire post.)

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