Sunday, March 27, 2011

Radical Urgency

Romans 1:16-18
For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith for faith, as it is written, "The righteous shall live by faith." For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth.

Thursday at M28, Jon spoke on the radical urgency that we should have when it comes to evangelism. The passage Jon read from Romans talks about the wrath of God. Most people think of God as a God of love, but God is also a God of wrath. His wrath is his righteous response to our rebellion and we are all in grave and urgent danger of being under his wrath. God is actively revealing his wrath to his creation(us) right now. His wrath is poured out against all ungodliness. Ungodliness is living contrary to how God wants us to live. We ignore God in our unrighteousness and we end up suppressing the obvious truths about him and selfishly keep ourselves from sharing the good news about God. This should be tragic to us and give us a sense of urgency to fight against ungodliness in our lives. It should give us an urgent desire to speak of God all the time. We cannot be ashamed of the gospel, we have to boldly proclaim it wherever we go in our words and our actions. Time is not guaranteed...it's an urgent call on our lives and we can't ignore it. It's time to rise and time to let the whole world know who God is.

Until the Whole World Hears
Casting Crowns

Lord I want to feel with Your heart
And see the world through Your eyes
I want to be Your hands and feet
I want to live a life that leads

Ready yourselves, ready yourselves
Let us shine the light of Jesus in the darkest night
Oh, ready yourselves, oh, ready yourselves
May the powers of darkness tremble as our praises rise

Until the whole world hears
Lord we are calling out
Lifting up Your name for all to hear the sound
Like voices in the wilderness we're crying out
As the day draws near
We'll sing until the whole world hears

Lord let Your sleeping giant arise
Catch the demons by surprise
Holy nation sanctified
Let this be our battle cry

Whoa oh oh! Whoa oh oh! We'll sing until
The whole world hears
Whoa oh oh! Whoa oh oh! We'll sing until
The whole world hears

Want to be Your hands and feet
Want to be a life that leads
To see You set the captive free
Until the whole world hears
and I pray that they will see more of You and less of me
Lord I want my life to be the song You sing

Until the whole world hears Lord we are calling out
Lifting Your name up for all to hear the sound
Like voices in the wilderness we're crying out
As the day draws near
We'll sing until the whole world hears

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