Category: Articles

Gospel Implications

The Gospel has personal and social implications. Personally, it transforms our life; socially, it transforms our communities. Statistically, 2-5% of professing followers of Jesus share the Gospel[1], which means that 98-95% do not. The question is do these statistics have personal and social consequences? The answer is yes. Personally, many Christians would say that there seems to be something missing in their Christian experience. There’s a common feeling that there must be more to their Christian life than they are experiencing and they would be right. Jesus said that He came that they may have life and have it abundantly Read More

Abundant Life

As followers of Jesus, we are called to reach our communities with the Gospel (Great Commission – Mt. 28:18-20). Sadly, the statistics[1] say that only 2-5% of Christians share the Gospel. This means that 95-98% are not reaching their communities with the Gospel. Is this lack of obedience to the Great Commission directly linked to the Laodicean climate of the church and the chaos in our culture (communities)? I believe it is. Jesus said that He came that we might have life, and have it abundantly (John 10:10b). I believe that the Great Commandment (Mt. 22:36-40) and the Great Commission Read More

The Culture in the Church

The current culture in many churches has sadly been one of failing to fulfill God’s Great Commission (Matt. 28:18-20). Statistics[1] reveal that very few followers of Jesus (2-5%) are regularly about the King’s (Jesus) business of making disciples. This means that 95-98% are not following Jesus His way. That’s astounding and alarming! Is it possible that the chaos we see and experience in our culture (world) is connected to these statistics? Does anything (government, education, businesses, teams) work and thrive when 95-98% are not doing what they’re supposed to be doing? I believe the answer is painfully yes. I believe Read More

For God’s Glory and Our Good

God is glorified when His people follow Him His way, and His people experience His good blessings as a result of following Him His way. The previous sentence is certainly a condensed summary of God’s Word (Bible), the promises found in His Word, and the experience of those who follow Him His way (Romans 8:28). One of the primary beliefs and driving forces for Reach is the desire to see and experience everything God has for His people, for His glory and our good. When God created the universe it displayed His glory – existence, brilliance, power, and love (Ps. Read More