Taking Risks in Church

I used to think that church work should be risk free. But I soon realized that effective church work is very risky! Many churches play it safe (and that is fine for those who are fine with it). I am not cool with status-quo! Actually I, if you will allow me to say it, hate status-quo, and playing it safe.

I feel that the message of Jesus is the most important message being communicated on planet earth, period!

Jesus took MAJOR risks, this is why He received so much push back from the religious establishment of His day. Jesus did not live by the status-quo of His day, He was a radical risk taker.

Challenge: Ask God where you are playing it safe and then take some risks!

Scripture: James 1:22-24 22But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. 23For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass: 24For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was.

There was a very cautious man
Who never laughed or played;
He never risked, he never tried,
He never sang or prayed.
And when he one day passed away
His insurance was denied;
For since he never really lived,
They claimed he never died!

- Source Unknown.

- Timmy