“Your Attention, Please!”

January 21 and 24 by Pastor Duchow

It isn’t easy to get people’s immediate and undivided attention. But if we are in a store and hear, “Your attention, please,” we stop and listen. There is a sense of immediacy in many of God’s messages in the Bible. In today’s Gospel there is a sense of immediacy about three things: “The Kingdom of God is at hand, “Repent and believe in the Gospel” and “Follow me”. Christ’s call to discipleship is urgent and asks for total commitment. Christ’s mission is urgent. You can’t help everyone, but you can make a difference for someone.