In Matthew 9:37-38, Jesus said to His disciples, “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.”
Guys, the issue is not that we can't reach people, so many people in this area say the church can't grow...and people are too busy...and it's too secular...and...
All that's garbage!
Jesus said the harvest is plentiful! There are millions of broken people around us who are blind now but if only the Father's love was revealed to them, they would be ready and receptive!
The problem is not that they're not ready in their brokenness to have answers and joy, the problem is, there aren't enough inspired people willing to get out of their own plans and go! There aren't enough people willing to leave their earthbound agendas and invest their lives for eternity! That's the problem!
The harvest is plentiful -The truth is The Church at Severn Run can grow by 200 or by 5,000 and the churches in this region can grow by 100,000 more people because they're there: according to Jesus! They just don't have anybody who will walk with them and lead them!
What Jesus is trying to tell us is the church of the living God has to have a new attitude! A believing attitude and a faithful attitude that looks at our world around us and says we can make a difference! God is at work out there, He's already done all the work to plant and water, and all we have to do is to get out and connect with people and to bring in the harvest!
Guys, if we believe The Gospel, Jesus said that there are hurting, broken people around us!
All around us there are hundreds of thousands of human beings that are ready to hear about the love of God and to have His arms around them.
God may use your arms.
You may be the arms of God, the hand of God, the Word of God and we gotta have a different attitude! We are called to join Him, empowered by the Holy Spirit and inspired by God, and if we do, there will be an immense harvest and a huge difference! Stories will be changed, if we just believe! -Dr. Drew Shofner