The Light of Christ
John 1:4-5 In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. And the light shines in the darkness
This past weekend Nancy and I went to see the new movie based on a true story entitled, Woodlawn. The movie is set in the turbulent years of 1972-1974 when the Jesus Revolution, birthed at an event called Explo 72 held at the Cotton Bowl in June of that year, had a transforming effect on a sports chaplain who in turn, courageously shared the gospel of Jesus Christ with the Woodlawn High School football team of Birmingham, Alabama. From there, God began to transform its team, coach, community and even its rival team, the Jets of Banks High School, as well as the segregation-torn city of Birmingham.
I walked away from the movie sensing a new call to the High calling and honor of being a member of the Body of Christ! God never meant for any Christian to go at it alone when being a bearer of the light of Christ in the midst of this present darkness in which we find ourselves today. Pastor Jim Cymbala reminds us how the predator is always looking for the one who has strayed from the pack. Therefore, pray for your church and for your pastor and its leaders that they will be in the word and in prayer. And ask God to give you the courage to share the gospel of Christ even when it isnt easy.
Church, it is time we stand together for the cause of Christ like never before! You were Gods idea and so is the church! Dont abandon her as some in the First Century and this century are doing! See Hebrews 10:19-25. May God empower us for this new day!
I encourage you to see the movie Woodlawn if at all possible.
In the Name of the Revolutionary Love of Jesus Christ that Conquers All,