The word of the Lord came to Jonah son of Amittai: “Go to the great city of Nineveh and preach against it, because its wickedness has come up before me.” But Jonah ran away from the Lord… Jonah 1:1-3
Three flawed stances we see in the church today…
Flaw #1: COME TO US Stance
Flaw #2: US vs. THEM Stance
Flaw #3: TRADITIONALISM Stance
How do we fix these flaws?
Attitude #1: I will let JESUS be my GUIDE.
When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” John 8:12
Attitude #2: I will embrace ENGAGEMENT with others.
When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Matthew 9:36
Attitude #3: I will follow our MISSIONARY GOD into strange places
Go! I am sending you out like lambs among wolves. Luke 10:3