Gateway Friends ~
This spring at Gateway, we're inviting our Staff, Council, and Leaders to E1R1 'each one to reach one.' This may sound like R2D2's cousin from Star Wars, but really, it's a concept from Scripture, when Jesus spoke to His disciples in John 1:35-46
35 The next day John was there again with two of his disciples.
36 When he saw Jesus passing by, he said, “Look, the Lamb of God!”
37 When the two disciples heard him say this, they followed Jesus.
38 Turning around, Jesus saw them following and asked, “What do you want?”
They said, “Rabbi” (which means “Teacher”), “where are you staying?”
This calling of the disciples of Jesus Christgives a sequence that we can follow:
Jesus called John and John followed the Lord (35-42)
John reached Andrew and Andrew followed the Lord
Andrew reached Peter and Peter followed the Lord
Jesus called Phillip and Phillip followed the Lord (43-46)
Phillip reached Nathanael and Nathanael followed the Lord
Each of the disciples were reached one by one!! And from this noble band of men, the word of God was preached throughout the land and the Gospel message went around the world. Each one of them continued to reach one.
Will yo accept the invitation alongside many other Gatewayer's this spring s we E1R1? Perhaps your 'one' is your spouse, a child, parent, family member, neighbor, coworker, classmate, friend or foe?
Will you pray for God to provide 'one'?
Will you be the one to reach out and share the GOOD NEWS with that 'one'?
Will you be the one to share your Jesus-story with that 'one'?
Will you be the one to help lighten their load?
Will you be the one to thank God for providing 'one' in your life?
Winning the world...one at a time.
Reaching with you,
Know / Grow / Go