Creative Communication

Read: 1 Timothy 4

Did you hear about the humerous news story recently about a man who threw a party for a pothole near his home?  Apparently Frank Sereno of Kansas City placed a birthday cake on a plate and put it in a pothole near his home. He even put a number 3 candle on the cake since it has been 3 years that the city has not fixed the pothole.  Sereno posted a picture of the cake sitting in the hole on social media and the rest is history. Turns out so is the pothole, because the city came a fixed it soon after. When interviewed about the post Sereno said that sometimes we have to get creative to get the message out.

The Holy Spirit has gifted each human being with various spiritual gifts.  In the New Testament those gifts are referred to in various ways. One spiritual gift that church leaders have encouraged is creative communication.  How can we be creative in worship, in finding times of rest, in telling people the good news about Jesus and other things? There are many other areas in which being creative can lead people to something they had not seen or noticed before.

In 1 Timothy 4 we are encouraged to be diligent in the use of our giftings.  Once we realize what gifts we have been blessed with we need to think about how we can use them to creatively proclaim Jesus and share the truths of scripture with those God has placed in our life.  You see, when we are creative we are more apt to gain the attention of others in a very busy world.

Mr. Sereno wanted that pothole near his home fixed, so he got creative in how he brought attention to it.  And guess what, it worked. Let’s be passionate and creative in the ways that we share Jesus, worship Jesus, and communicate the Christian faith to others.  Perhaps we can use social media in a positive way or talk with friends about other ideas. If you are a creative person let your creative juices flow.

Make it Personal:  1 Timothy 4:15-16 helps us to make it personal this week.  “Be diligent in these matters; give yourself wholly to them, so that everyone may see your progress.  Watch your life and doctrine closely. Persevere in them, because if you do, you will save both yourself and your hearers.”

 Have a blessed week, Pastor Glen Rhodes