Thursday, October 26, 2006

School and The Hunt

Today is registration day for Spring 2007. I am looking over my transcript and coming to the realization that I don't have too many more classes. I will be a Senior at Texas State in December and most of my important classes will be complete. I still need to work on my foreign language, but they only meet on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. I am going to see an advisor in about an hour to figure out whatelse I can take and than register at noon.

Yesterday evening, we participated in The Hunt at church. The Hunt was a city wide scavenger hunt that included tasks as simple as reading the marquee at the theater, to knocking on someone's door offering to take out their trash. Kari and I cruised around with six Junior High Boys in an attempt at gaining first prize. The competition included two other Jr. High teams, the Freshmen, Sophomore them, and the Seniors. The points were totaled up and my team ranked last. We are claiming that the Seniors driver sped! It was a wonderful time that ended with a deep closing thought. Nic told the students that we just spent an hour having fun, fellowshipping, and that's what the evening was planned for. But we chased after meaningless items in a effort to claim victory. What if we chased after God that way and we did as Jesus commanded, "Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit" (Matthew 28:19). Spreading his name among the nations, your neighbors, your co-workers and even complete strangers. Christ has commanded that we not keep our relationship with Jesus a secret, but share to everyone. It is not a recommendation, suggestion nor an optional thing, but a command. Jesus was speaking to the eleven disciples in this passage. Jesus does not charge one with this task, but all of the men standing before him. There were no personality test that told him that only Peter was set aside to spread the Gospel, but charged each of them to spread His name. God uses our testimonies and the Holy Spirit moves among unbelievers that spreads His name among the nations and brings glory to God. Tell a neighbor or a friend, that God loves them and that by Christ's blood they can be saved. God Bless

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