January 20, 2008; Saving Me sermon audio (right click and select “save target as” to save to your computer)
For my message on Sunday morning, I stayed on the subject of Sanctity of Life (after all, it was the official National Sanctity of Life Day), but with a different focus: that people’s spiritual life is so important and valuable that we must be reaching out to the world with the message of hope and salvation. For the most part we stayed in Acts 1-2, reading about how the disciples, after Christ’s last words before ascending to heaven was telling them to evangelize the planet, literally poured into the streets of Jerusalem with an energy and urgency that is incredible … and thousands made decisions to follow Jesus each day as a result. As an example of the sense of focus and urgency that we should have, I showed Nickelback’s music video for “Savin’ Me” (you can watch it below). I absolutely love the imagery in that video of the ticking clocks above each person’s head; that while he has that glimpse all else is forgotten and he is focused on people’s need for life. The same needs to happen for Christians; it’s very easy to get wrap up in the day to day distractions, but what is truly important – people’s need for Jesus, there is an urgency to that that we cannot lose sight of.