For the last several months I have been contemplating beginning a new adventure in my life. It came to my attention a while back that Jesus began his widespread public ministry when he was 30 years old. I am about to turn 31, so this led me into a “What have I done?” moment. I mean… I’ve not been absent from church and volunteer work, but have I really done what I’m supposed to?
Have I pushed past the walls of my church? What about my comfort zone? Am I really doing everything I can?
The answer when I sat down and was brutally honest with myself was no, no I’m not. So I’ve decided to do something about it. This website is the first step in the development of On This Rock Ministries. The building phase of OTR will focus mostly on this website, with regular blog posts and social media page activity. Further down the road I hope to also offer devotional plans, physical mission work, as well as podcasts or possibly videos.
Why “On This Rock”?
I think everyone is familiar with Jesus telling Peter “On this rock I will build my church.” While this was targeted specifically for Peter, I think it applies to all of us. We are tasked with “going unto all nations” to build the church through sharing the gospel. Each of us is a rock that makes up the foundation of what the church is, as pretty much every Southern Preacher I’ve ever had points out “The church ain’t the building, it’s the people”. I also reflect on the parable Jesus told about the two men, one of which built his house on the rocks, the other on the sand. Ask yourself:
Are you a rock in your community? Do you hold people up? Contribute to a solid foundation of faith? Or are you sand? That lets people down and fails to provide a foundation of trust and the gospel?
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