Frequently Asked Questions about Revolution–Part 5

Posted: June 16, 2010 in Uncategorized

So, many ministry leaders agree that church planting is vitally important if you want to reach as many of the lost as we can.  Revolution was planted to reach the unchurched and dechurched in southern Ohio and northern Kentucky.  The way we reach the lost is through missiology (i.e., living like missionaries in our own hometowns).  

The way Revolution approaches missiology is stolen from church planter and pastor Mark Driscoll who framed the early Church’s approach as “Go-See-Feel-Do” or GO into the culture, SEE the idols of the culture, FEEL for those trapped in idolatry and DO or share the good news of Jesus with them.

Yesterday, we touched on GO and today we hit SEE or see the idols or false gods that the lost around us worship.  It is important to note that everyone has a self-defined “hell”, a self defined “heaven” and a self-defined “messiah” who they believe will carry him or her from one sphere to the other.  For example, a young person in southern Ohio may define “hell” as being an anonymous southern Ohioan for the rest of his or her life and “heaven” as being rich and famous.  Thus, his or her “messiah” is getting to Hollywood or New York and getting their “big break.” 

What the Bible teaches is that these “messiahs” are false gods that will ultimately disappoint because nothing created can bear the weight of the uncreated divine.  Only Jesus can ultimately carry us one from the only true hell to the only true heaven.  But in order to introduce the lost to the only true messiah, you often have to deconstruct their self-made religion and in order to do that you have to see what his or her idols or false messiahs are!

We spend a lot of time talking about idolatry at Revolution and for very good reason.  One of the consistent streams throughout Scripture is that God hates idolatry for it robs Him of what is rightfully His–worship, trust and hope.

So, we GO into the culture and SEE the false gods (like Paul on Mars Hill) but then we need to have soft hearts that FEEL for those who have falsely placed their hope in wealth, sex, looks, fame, power, etc.  More on that tomorrow.

Until then,

grace and peace.

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