Here's the scripture that stuck this week:
I Kings 8:41-43 The Message
41-43 And don't forget the foreigner who is not a member of your people Israel but has come from a far country because of your reputation. People are going to be attracted here by your great reputation, your wonder-working power, who come to pray at this Temple.
Listen from your home in heaven.
Honor the prayers of the foreigner so that people all over the world will know who you are and what you're like and will live in reverent obedience before you, just as your own people Israel do; so they'll know that you personally make this Temple that I've built what it is.This is a theme you see throughout the entire Word of God. It's all about people knowing our great God. Evangelism, in it's truest form, is about people seeing and ultimately living for the glory of God. That's Solomon's heart in this dedication of the temple. He knew the solution to the problem that churches are still trying to figure out. It's not about smoke, lights, music, personalities, or buildings. It's about the presence of God, and that's what draws searchers to Him. He draws them to Him.
What's your Word?