The villagers received salvation because this woman had the courage to preach.
As Christians, we’re called to live with our feet firmly planted in two different worlds – heaven and earth.
As Christians seeking to live with convicted civility, we can’t succumb to either one of them. Instead of leaning out, now is the time to lean in with all wisdom, courage, and compassion.
If evangelism is just a check-the-box insurance policy paid for with the simple verbalization of a brief prayer, then calling those same people to costly, lifelong obedience in Christ in the days ahead will be a nearly impossible task.
The Christendom model as we know it, our dominant Western version of the faith, is disintegrating.
Once we have listened to God and our community, this moves us into the loving and serving stage of a fresh expression.
Jesus is a blended ecology, the life of heaven and mud-stuff. The church is his blended ecology, a colony of heaven, in, with, for, and among a sin-marred valley.