Who’s Your One

Who is your one?  Throughout the Bible, it is easy to get caught up with numbers.  From a book all about the number of Israel, to the significance of the number 3 and the number 7.  We see the first church counted in number along with the feeding of the 5,000.  God is on the move for His redemptive purposes and His desire is that NOBODY would perish apart from a relationship with His son.  That number, roughly 285,000,000 people far from Christ in the U.S., seems daunting.  How does the church do something about that number?  How does a small, rural church like North Acres do something about that number?  Can NABC really make a dent in God’s redemptive plan.  I believe the answer partially lies within Luke 15.  Luke 15 is concerned with the number one:  One coin, one sheep, one prodigal son.  One son who left to run after the world, fully restored by a Father who ran toward him.  One coin and one sheep, in whose disappearance sparked an all out search, forgetting everything else but the redemption of one. God’s desire is that you share in the redemptive plan of God the Father and the redemptive mission of His son Jesus.  Matthew 28 tells us that we are to go and make disciples of all nations.  If that seems overwhelming, then it might be good for us to remember the coin, the sheep, and the son.  You may not actually make disciples of every nation, but you can be involved in making disciples of this nation.  Who is your one?  As we lead up to Easter (April 21st), who is it that needs to hear the message of God’s Son?  Who needs to be a part of a church that will love, extend grace, and preach the gospel?  Who is it in your life that you have consistent contact with?  Whoever in your life is the answer to these questions, that is your one.  May God give us grace, mercy, and wisdom as we serve alongside each other and find our one.   Love God, Love People,  
Pastor Jeff