​Illustration by Cynthia Friesen Coyle.

West Liberty, Ohio

Alex Dye preaches about Sent conference and sharing the good news of Christ

Sermon by Alex Dye
Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Alex Dye, associate pastor at Oak Grove Mennonite Church in West Liberty, Ohio, attended this year's Sent conference Apr. 26–28 at [the] Beloved Community Mennonite Church in Denver, Colorado. Struck by the message shared there from Romans 10, he returned to his home congregation and relayed the sermon to them on May 5.

"How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? And how can anyone preach unless they are sent? As it is written: "How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!"

–Romans 10:14-15

Dye called on the congregation to think about the good news of Christ and how we, as Mennonites, share it. He referred to the church planters he met at the conference as Shane Claiborne might — as "ordinary radicals" — "because their lives look so much like ours," Dye said. "But they were willing to do something different, to step out of their comfort zone."

He talked about the humble surroundings of the conference and challenged the church to be intentional about sharing the good news. "What would it look like for you and me if we walked like Jesus, with the same news that Jesus carried?" Dye asked. "I would think that people couldn't help but follow, because the world is in desperate need of some good news right now."

 

 

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