Tonight at the Trunk or Treat event at JBC I sat next to a friends new mustang convertible and handed out candy to a hoard of kids as one of the many “Trunks” who were here tonight. It was a lot of fun to talk to all the parents with the kids as well as older kids. There was free hot dogs and hot chocolate in the gym with games and entertainment in the various classrooms and a big bouncy House set up in the gym. We had generators with big lights set up all over so the whole place was all lit up. The Fire Department had a big truck here and the police had a Swat vehicle as well and the kids got tours of them. The whole evening was a great success, and I had a very enjoyable time being part of it.
As a church we believe the words of Jesus when He said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life, no ones comes to the Father except through me.” And also Acts 4:12 “And there is salvation in no one else; for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among men by which we must be saved.” Those verses are saying that there is only one way to enter into heaven for all eternity and that is through faith in Jesus Christ. That faith is not a mere acknowledgment of His existence but following Him, living for Him, and loving Him. We have a mission given to us by Jesus, and that is to attract and influence people to become followers of Jesus.
So tonight wasn’t an “Evangelism Crusade”, it was just a fun evening, but we are hoping that many of those who came tonight who are not followers of Jesus had a fun evening, and will come back to a regular weekend service sometime and hear the gospel.