Something was different about those first followers of Jesus.
They didn’t have slick advertising campaigns, Christian concerts and famous speakers. They didn’t have brochures or tracts. They didn’t have beautiful buildings with big signs out front. Yet, somehow, they managed to make an unprecedented mark on the world.
Instead of doing marketing, they lived their lives in the marketplace. Instead of creating neighborhood groups, they were neighborly. They lived their lives and because their lives were radically changed, their lives made an impact.
They took Jesus’ invitation seriously. Have you thought about Jesus’ invitation recently?
Jesus didn’t invite us to become religious marketing experts. He didn’t invite us to become theologians and Bible scholars. He didn’t invite us to join a club or a sub-culture or a political action committee. He didn’t even invite us to become more religious.
What was Jesus’ invitation?