I’m doing a seminar in a large church in the south. I’m nearing the end of the second of five days and speaking to the congregations when someone raises their hand and says “What you’re saying suggests you’re a young man in an old man’s body.” He was referring to my understanding of the new world and how I had shared it with them in an effort to help them understand why they needed to make some changes to reach the new world with Jesus. It was the best thing that anyone ever said about me.
So, why is it that some people never age in their mind and heart and some do? I could give you several reasons.
- I read 2oo to 3oo hundred books a year.
- I still ask why.
- I am driven by a passion to reach new generations no matter what.
- I know that methodology or tradition makes no difference when it comes to someone finding Jesus and having their life rearranged.
- I know that helping people to find Jesus is more important than anything else in life.
- The list could go on.
I just thought I would share this comment and what it means. What would it mean to most established churches if most of the leaders were able to respond to the new world this way and not get mad? Give that some thought.