Having focus is an operational must have for any kind of work that must be done. Without it we tend to flail about without intensity, without direction, so it it becomes a whole lot of busy but not a very productive outcome. So then it all comes back to focus. For the Churches (the church is a people and not a place!) must have their focus correct or we wind up just doing a lot of busy work. As the great Bear Bryant would say, “He’s 2 yards and a lot of dust”. Meaning he is moving a lot but not getting very far.
So now the question becomes what should the focus of true new testament churches be. That is an easy answer with a hard set of goals. We are to be focused on the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The working out of that seems to be the harder issue. The Bible(you know God’s inerrant, infallible and inspired word!) tells us that if we belong to Him by His blood being shed for our sins, then we are His “ambassadors” and if we are His “ambassadors” we have the obligation to be about the business of He who sent us. Here is the passage from the Word of God:
In order to keep our “focus” we are told to take the “word of reconciliation” because we have been reconciled to God by it, to all the world. Here is some more scripture for that.
Today don’t lose focus on the really important work of taking the Gospel, through your Ambassadorship, to all of those that He has put in your path today. Their very life depends on it.
The Positive Pastor