Could The Church in Chelmsford reach the whole of our city for Christ? A radical question and one that CTiC are presently exploring.
Evangelist Dr Ed Silvoso from Argentina offers an answer from his personal experience. Here’s are the opening paragraphs of Ed’s story from his website: www.edsilvoso.com
PRINCIPLE: CITIES ARE CENTRAL TO GOD’S REDEMPTIVE STRATEGY. THE GREAT COMMISSION BEGINS WITH A CITY‚ JERUSALEM‚ AND CULMINATES WHEN ANOTHER CITY‚ THE NEW JERUSALEM‚ BECOMES GOD’S ETERNAL DWELLING WITH HIS PEOPLE. IN ORDER TO FULFILL THE GREAT COMMISSION, WE MUST REACH EVERY CITY ON EARTH WITH THE GOSPEL.HELLO
IS IT POSSIBLE TO REACH AN ENTIRE CITY FOR CHRIST? This was one of the first and most persistent questions I asked myself as a new believer. Acknowledging that God wishes that none should perish and that Christ gave Himself in ransom for all (see 1 Tim. 2:4,5; 2 Pet. 3:9), I constantly wondered what it would take for the Church in a given city to take the good news to everyone there.
I received the Lord when I was 13 and living in my native Argentina. The best decision I made as a new Christian was to have a weekly appointment with God. Every Thursday, at 7:00 P.M. sharp, I rode my bicycle to the western shore of the Parana River in my hometown of San Nicolas. During that precious hour, I poured out my heart to God, trying to understand the loneliness I felt as a born-again Christian high schooler in a spiritually skeptical town of almost 100,000 souls. If Jesus was indeed the only way, why was it that no one else wanted to find Him?…
Continue to read the story on his website – click here