Sunday, January 11, 2009

Life Changed By Asking "Should I Do the Jesus Thing?"

Here's a story I like about a carpenter in Hawaii who sees a homeless guy.

Utu Langi had led a tough life. He'd run the streets, stayed in trouble, sold drugs, and spent time in prison. Langi was trying to get his life back in order, and was working as a carpenter. He sees the homeless guy as he's driving home from work, and pulls an old blanket off his tools after he asks himself, "Should I do the Jesus thing?" The encounter changed Langi's life. For the full story see http://www.umportal.org/article.asp?id=4663

What needs do you see in your part of the world each week?

Has something gotten your attention and you asked "Should I do the Jesus thing?"

How can God meet the needs of your community through the skills, background, and abilities you have?

2 comments:

jpcarson said...

Scott,

I am interested in starting/finding an emergent-themed sunday school class in a methodist church in Knoxville, TN area.

any suggestions?

Scott Parrish said...

I know the Augusta GA area, but not Knoxville. Check in at http://emergingumc.blogspot.com/ with Taylor and see if he knows anyone. If he doesn't know you might have luck through an area Wesley Foundation or touching base with mid and early career clergy in Knoxville.