Today's activity – Meet three new people.
It is amazing how cloistered we can become in a very short period of time. Before too long, we find ourselves driving the same route to work, visiting with the same people in the office, and… ahem, sitting in the same seat in worship. Because we tend to treasure some sense of order in our lives, before too long we become extremely predictable.
Ditto with our Bible study group! Let's try an experiment: I bet you already know where each person in your group will sit this coming Sunday, don't you?
This need for order is often very helpful in organizing our lives, but when it comes to expanding the Kingdom, our security net can become a big problem. Our lives turn inward, our classes become self-centered, and unchurched people find it difficult to break into our world. To borrow a verse from Luke 2, "…there was no room for them at the inn." Before we realize it, our groups and our lives become so wrapped in our schedule and agenda that we do not notice those around us that God is putting in our path so that He can bless them through us.
Your challenge today is to meet three new people. Just go out of your way and introduce yourself to three new folks that God places in your path today. Ask them some questions about themselves. Ask them, "What is your story?" Find out if they are interested in spiritual things. Just make conversation.
In Genesis 12:1-3, God promises Abraham that He is going to bless the world through Abraham. God is wanting to bless the world through you, and through your small group. Let Him work through you…