#1046 for broadcast on 2CH Sydney, 15 Mar 2015
In his inaugural Lambeth Lecture, Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby observed that the church exists to worship God, and to make new disciples of Jesus Christ. He said:
The best decision anyone can ever make, at any point in life, in any circumstances … is to become a disciple of Jesus Christ…
So often we want to fit people who are not Christians into our church, not make the church fit for new Christians …
Hospitality, openness and a deep desire to love and accept the other who has not heard and responded to the gospel are fundamental to our proclamation.
In words the NSW Council of Churches would echo, Archbishop Welby said Jesus “calls us to extend our hands and our hearts, to use our words and lives, to echo his call to every person to follow him. For the best decision anyone can ever make is to be a follower of Jesus Christ.”
I’m Rod Benson for the NSW Council of Churches.