America is changing. Unfortunately, this change is taking America (at large) further away from surrendering to the Lordship of Jesus Christ. This presents a challenge to the church. Across the board, most churches are seeing a major decline in attendance as older members pass away, and evangelism efforts in most places fall short of the goal in reaching the heart of the lost. At the same time, there appears to be a shift towards lifestyles and behavior, once believed to be taboo in our society. The closet door is not just opened, but has been removed from the hinges and burned. Therefore, the people we (the church) meet have been infected by this new lifestyle and see the bible as an old antiquated book that is no longer relevant in our society. They also will tell you god is what you believe him to be and they are free to live their lives as they choose, and no one can tell them anything different. No wonder sexual immorality is running rampant, as the knowledge of God is void in the thinking of the average person. In his book ”Gospel Reset,” Ken Ham made the point of reminding churches that old methods of personal evangelism are no longer effective on the lost today. They have no concept of what sin is, so to tell them they are sinners has little impact on their lives. If you tell them they are lost and they are going to hell, they will tell you they don’t understand what you mean by “lost” and that they don’t believe in God, heaven, or hell. Is the field white to harvest? Without a doubt. Is it going to take a lot of work? Yes. Can these people be reached with the Gospel? Absolutely. So what do we do to become effective in honoring the Great Commission? Over the next weeks we will explore the changes we must make. Blessings.