Posted on October 24, 2017 Article from The Messengerin
A couple of weeks ago I was at an evangelism conference in Cincinnati. I heard a lot of good stuff but what stood out more than anything was "FFG".
This past week I began to think about the "lost" parables as found in Luke 15. In that passage, all of the attention was spent on that which was lost. Jesus shared of the 100 sheep with all of the attention placed upon finding the 1 that was lost. In the same way Jesus shared of the 10 coins, again all of the attention upon finding the 1 that was lost. Finally, Jesus shared about the 2 sons with, you guessed it, all of the attention upon finding the 1 that was lost. Sometimes we have to discern for ourselves the meaning behind Jesus' parables, but not this time. There it is in verse 7: "there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over 99 righteous persons who do not need to repent".
You see, FFG represents "Far From God" people, non-Christians. As a church, we are called to seek the lost and to be engaging with FFG people. Very little engaging with FFG people will happen within the walls of the church building. When looking to the people sitting in the pew in front and behind you, how many of them are FFG people? I would hope a bunch, but more than likely very few. You might ask yourself "so where can I engage a bunch of FFG people"? Let me help answer that for you, the Family Life Center on October 31st between 5:30 and 7:30pm at our Fall Festival. We will have 1,000 people through our doors with so many FFG people. Utilize your resource of time and help me to engage all of them. Focus your attention on the lost!