Safe at Home
For several years I’ve always operated under the MO (modus operandi) of having a Steps-to-Peace with God in my back pocket, blazer pocket, car, office, and… well you get it – on my person/within reach at all times. You never know when God will decide it is the right time and gives me a chance to use it.
I drove (essential service) onto our school campus in Nashville, Tennessee this morning to find it completely empty. No one there. Not a single car – except our parked busses that just three weeks ago were providing transportation for hundreds of kids from 44 different zip codes. The school and campus have been shut down by our Governor, who has issued a Safe-at-Home Order through the end of April. After signing the utility and healthcare checks, I went to pull my office door shut behind me, and asked myself this question: “…what am I leaving behind that will be absolutely essential in the days ahead?” The Holy Spirit prompted me immediately – grab all your Steps-to-Peace with God.
In the last several weeks I’ve had numerous conversations with men who are scared to death – literally. Men who in the past have put on a good façade and appeared to have life under control. They have managed to skirt the life and death conversation like the plague in the past. Well, now that the plague is here, I’m finding a different audience… and much more receptive.
Paul says in 1 Corinthians 2:1-2, “And when I came to you, brethren, I did not come with superiority of speech or of wisdom, proclaiming to you the testimony of God. For I determined to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ, and Him crucified.” Steps to Peace with God is very simple. It is a brief booklet that many of you have seen and use that presents the Gospel in 4 easy to read/understand steps. Remember, the Gospel is very simple: I Corinthians 15:3-4 says, “For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received, that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures, and that He was buried, and the He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures…”
Steps-to-Peace with God.
1. God’s Purpose: Peace and Life
… Romans 5:1 – John 3:16 – John 10:10
2. Our Problem: Separation
… Romans 3:23 – Romans 6:23
3. God’s Remedy: The Cross
… 1 Timothy 2:5 – Romans 5:8 – John 14:6
4. Our Response: Receive Christ
… Ephesians 2:8-9 – Romans 10:9 – Revelation 3:20
Men, we’re living in unprecedented times – perhaps the end of time? In a day where many (if not all) are safe-at-home, and like me see my neighbors on a much more frequent basis…why not engage (while adhering to social distancing) them in a conversation that could change their life for eternity? Pray that God would put men on your heart to call, who in the past maybe haven’t been receptive. Pray that God would put in your path today a person that needs to hear the truth and hope of Jesus Christ. Not ready? You’re ready – and this little booklet will help with some of the butterflies. Whether end times, or God asking us to be faithful and obedient…remember, it’s the message, not the messenger.
May we Celebrate this Sunday (and every day) our Risen Savior – Jesus Christ!
Jeremiah 33:3 “Call unto Me, and I will answer you, and I will tell you great and mighty things, which you do not know.”
P.S. You can order Steps-to-Peace with God @ https://mimbooks.com/, or if you only need a few…I’m glad to send you some of “all I grabbed.” Just send me an email request to email@example.com“