It’s Sinulog…how should we respond?

Posted: January 16, 2015 in thought to ponder
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Year after year, the island of Cebu celebrates Sinulog. Some people choose to go out of town to avoid the inconvenience of the traffic while some would rather stay home. The question right now is pretty simple…As Christians, what should we be doing?

Jesus has given us a pattern to follow. In fact, He commanded us to do it.

Matthew 28:18-20 English Standard Version (ESV)

18 And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

Make Disciples.

Instead of reacting by protesting, or reacting by going against the flow, we can choose to reach out to people and be intentional in making disciples.

Preaching to the masses may win as some, but we can’t build a solid foundation in one preaching. It would take time, and constant follow up in order for a person to be able to build a strong foundation. Yes, it is the Holy Spirit who convicts a person and change a person, but our job is to make disciples.

Here’s a question, how many Sinulog festival have gone by and how many disciples have I led to Christ? In the corporate world, we do have metrics to show if we are effective or not. In the same way, we can gauge ourselves and see, am I being effective in my methods in winning people for Christ? Or am I just ranting year after year (about the Sinulog) and still did not have results? Can we come to a point of clearly evaluating our methodology and see if it is working?

It is easy to react. It is easy to say “do this” or “don’t do that”. But the command remains the same.

Make Disciples.


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