Olivet Community Church
Sunday, October 21, 2018
Transforming our Community
You and I might spend about 70-80 years on this earth. Not long when you consider the timeline of eternity! Have you ever considered what this life is about? Every day we get bombarded with the message to pursue the things of this world. Make money. Get stuff.  Be comfortable. Live well. More, more, more and me, me, me. That's the prevailing message of our day. Our generation has a high-jacked version of the American Dream. But as Christians, we know deep down this distorted view of life isn't real life. We read what the Bible teaches and we see how Jesus lived. Every day we face a choice: to pursue the me, me, me mindset of the American Dream or to pursue Christ. What if this generation was willing to trade in the pursuit of the American Dream for a world that desperately needs Christ? To be traders. A trader is a new kind of missionary. Not defined by geography.  Where you live doesn't make you a missionary. The mission you're on makes you a missionary. Being a trader is a movement that requires us to live out our faith, not just talk about it. Will you be a trader?