August 2017 news from the desk of the Chairman of the Board Chris Lange

Recently a good friend of mine and fellow EEian told me three simple lines that describe what we need to do in ministry. They are:  take responsibly, expect resistance and trust God. This got me thinking.

Firstly: Take Responsibility. Jesus has commanded us to “go and make disciples” (Matt 28:19). When we share the Gospel and train others to do likewise we are doing just that. This responsibly has primarily been given to us, His people.

Secondly: Expect resistance. When your car moves forward the wind and the road give resistance. It takes energy and there is a cost, but to move forward it must happen. We face a determined enemy that would seek to have us discouraged and shy away from the full potential we have in Christ. This shouldn’t surprise us. Jesus warned us that “In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33). If you feel discouraged and are facing troubles be encouraged, there’s a good chance you’re moving forward!

Lastly: Trust God. In all things trust Him. It’s as simple as that. Perhaps Proverbs 3:5-6 puts it best: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.”

So remember:  Take responsibly, expect resistance and above all trust God.

Chris Lange – Board Chairman