And he said to them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.” -Luke 10:2
Edmond is home to approximately 85,000 people. And if the statistics are true, as few as 1 in 5 attend church on a given weekend (churchleaders.com), leaving some 68,000 people who do not attend church, who do not likely know Jesus as their Lord and Savior. The need to share Jesus with others in our City is great, and this need will simply not be met unless there are more laborers sent out.
As we prepare for our public launch on January 12, we are asking all who love Jesus, who have been rescued from the crushing weight of our sin debt, to partner with us in prayer for our City. We earnestly beg God to move, to draw sinners to the Son so that many would receive the forgiveness of sins found only through faith in Jesus.
We ask for God to send more laborers. We ask for God to send… us.
We wholeheartedly desire that the Gospel spread to every heart in this City, that none should perish. But God has not merely left us with desire. He has placed us in neighborhoods among unreached people. He has placed us in offices with those who don’t know Jesus. He has placed our children on sports teams with entire families who have never heard of the salvation that Jesus offers for those who believe.
Oh, God, that we would be a sending church, one that would not sit idly, waiting for the lost to come and see, but that we would be a people that engages in the lives of others around us, a people that would go and tell of the redemption found only in Jesus!
This post was written by Chris Gray, Associate Pastor at Redemption Church.