Mark 13:1-31 · Signs of the End of the Age
Three Things You Can Count On
Mark 13:24-37
by Charley Reeb

One summer I took a month off for a much needed time of renewal. During my time off I decided to do a little research. I wanted to get the perspective of folks who don’t go to church. Preachers are very insulated in a church bubble. Everything we do revolves around church culture for the most part and that is not all bad. But here is the thing — if the church’s main task is to reach those outside of it then it would be wise for me to get the pulse of those outside the church bubble. How can we be effective at reaching others with the gospel if we don’t seek to understand what they do, where they live, how they hurt, and what their hang-ups are about religion?

One of the things I decided to do during my time away was not to tell the people I met that I was a preacher. All kinds of baggage …

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