What do you usually think of when you hear that word? Probably nothing good! You might think of an OUTBREAK of Salmonella, an OUTBREAK of the Flu… maybe an OUTBREAK of the Black Plague… (OK, only history junkies would think of that).
Let’s switch images here just a minute… What if… instead of visions of hospitals, hazmat suits, fear, worry and stress… the word OUTBREAK gave us visions of hope, courage, power and passion?
That’s exactly what can take place. Jesus calls us to be his witnesses, he calls us to make disciples, to share His love and advance His kingdom. He calls us to move out of our element and break free from our comfy little spiritual boxes. He called us to start an OUTBREAK!
Jesus calls us to start an OUTBREAK by infecting people with the Gospel Virus… unleashing a Gospel Epidemic of Biblical magnitude, powered by His Spirit, and fueled by our passion!
Remember His words?
Matthew 28:19-20 (MSG)
19 Go out and train everyone you meet, far and near, in this way of life, marking them by baptism in the threefold name: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
20 Then instruct them in the practice of all I have commanded you. I’ll be with you as you do this, day after day after day, right up to the end of the age.”
Acts 1:8 (MSG)
8 What you’ll get is the Holy Spirit. And when the Holy Spirit comes on you, you will be able to be my witnesses in Jerusalem, all over Judea and Samaria, even to the ends of the world.”
Are you contagious? Let’s go viral!