As I begin my mental preparation for Mission Possible, I began thinking about the MP concept and our MP theme song “God of This City.” The lyrics reflect our work and mission. Consider the lyrics: ”You're the God of this city. You're the King of these people. You're the Lord of this nation. You are. You're the light in this darkness. You're the hope to the hopeless. You're the peace to the restless. You are. There is no one like our God. There is no one like our God. For greater things have yet to come, and greater things are still to be done in this city.” In the middle of the song, it talks about the very people we attempt to reach, those in darkness, the hopeless, and the restless. There are so many lost in this city, and as much as we would love to see this city with everyone living for Jesus, the truth is - it’s not going to happen. We have no national religion in this country, as a result we have no cities where everyone is devoted to God. Therefore, there is a two-fold reality we must embrace. First, there are many who will reject Jesus regardless what we say or do. Secondly, our evangelism happens one person at a time. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could win the entire city all at one time? Since that is not our reality, if our desire is to see those in darkness brought into the light, it will happen as a result of our caring and loving the lost, by doing all we can to introduce them to the cross. Some wise person observed and then vocalized the popular saying that “actions speak louder than words.” How can we tell our neighbors that we care about them? What words can we use? Action! Instead of telling about the love of Jesus, Mission Possible takes that love and puts it into action, by serving them as a demonstration of love. Will they all get it and surrender their lives to Jesus? No. Some might. Our job, our task, our directive is to be seed spreaders, not baptizers. As Paul reminded us in 1 Corinthians 3, the increase comes from God. (Continued next week).