Defining Outreach

Outreach is such an important word. It is what Christ did as he walked this earth. He reached out to man to bring him right standing with the Father. He was the servant of all, and he expects us as Christians to follow in his footsteps. Whether we are speaking of individuals, or as a church family, we must reach out to those around us. We have a responsibility to our community and to the world to reach out to those in need whether they need help with loneliness, sickness, hunger, clothing, shelter, or imprisonment. Whatever the need, we should be there lifting them up and helping to heal their spiritual need as well as their physical and emotional needs.

And the King will answer and say unto them, “Truly I say unto you, In as much as you have done it unto one of the least of these my Brethren, you have done it unto me”(Matthew 25:40).

Christ takes our treatment of others personally.

Like a pool of water that has no outlet, we stagnate if we stem the flow of the living water that comes out from us.

“He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water” (John 7:38). His spirit lives and works in us, and this causes an overflow to those around us. They come to know Christ as their Savior and then their overflow brings others to Christ, and the next thing you know there is exponential growth in Christ’s Kingdom here on earth.