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WHO FORGOT JERUSALEM?

As churches go, Lord, ours is doing pretty well in evangelism.

A vigorous Evangelism Explosion program Thursday nights.

Decent visitor recognition and follow-up procedures.

Some really fruitful investigative Bible studies going on in several people's homes.

An emphasis this quarter in adult Sunday school on web-relationship evangelism.

People responding well by bringing friends and neighbors to films and church programs geared to evangelism.

"Friendship Sundays" twice a year, when visitors are presented with a low-key, no-threat explanation of the gospel.

But I feel guilty today, Lord.

It's about that kid. The one in the rented house beside the church parking lot. I park next to his garage each day when I come to work.

Not exactly "our kind of people," I guess. Lots of times we've had to ask them to move a car they'd parked in our lot. We have such limited parking.

And his motorcycle roaring up and down the alley has really been a nuisance.

Bad enough when I'm in my office working. But really unacceptable ...

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