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06 JUNE 2017

So, pray.

As I type this while on vacation I have the same sense of urgency as always. It’s the same sense that every disciple-making church has – it’s the same question that haunts them daily. “How are we going to reach our communities for Jesus?” Luke 10:2 says, “The harvest is great, but the workers are few. So pray to the Lord who is in charge of the harvest; ask him to send more workers into his fields.” I kept looking at two things before I saw the most important.
  1. The harvest is great. There are millions and millions of people who need to accept Christ. If we take it down to a local level there are still thousands and thousands. That’s overwhelming.
  2. The workers are few. There is always a need for more workers in the local church. There is never enough. Ever. That’s the way it’s always been as long as I can remember. That’s discouraging.
  3. So pray. Finally, this jumped out at me after looking at the overwhelming statements in the first part of this verse.

Pray.

It doesn’t say to freak out or panic, it says pray. It doesn’t say to do it with your own strength, it says pray. So, that’s what we are going to do as a church. We are going to pray for God to send workers into our body to reach the needs of people and share Jesus with them. We are going to hit our knees and cry out to Lord of the harvest.

So, pray.

Nick Fry

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Nick Fry is the Lead and Founding Pastor of Scars.Church, a new community in Huntington, West Virginia.

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