Not getting in the river is not an option


(Brittany Bowman) #1

In a message entitled, Living as Sent People, Shawn Hart compared sailing to following Christ. Specifically, he highlighted the importance of having a heart willing to count the cost of following Christ and using God’s word as a navigation plan. As Christians, whether or not we enter the river to sail is not an option, but rather how diligent we are in navigating our ship is.

A few key takeaways from his message are

  1. the cost we are willing to pay shows how much we value something;
  2. living as ambassadors means we have been commissioned for a special assignment, represent the sender, and exercise the authority of the sender; and
  3. the supporting character (us) is not meant to be the main actor (God).

Specifically, his call for Christians to cast away the idol of comfort and self-love has been convicting in my own life. I enjoy Connect’s benefits of Christian fellowship and learning without desiring to adequately sail for Christ, prepared to answer the world’s questions.

I’m curious on y’alls thoughts on this message.

  1. Did something particular stand out to you?
  2. What are practical ways you have found useful in sharing what you have learned here on Connect with others?
  3. How do you prepare your heart to be ready to share with others?