Sermon Illustrations

In his book, Visiting in the Age of Mission, Kennon Callahan says, ‘Visiting is with persons. It is not to persons, where one talks and the other listens. Nor is visiting at persons. We’re not trying to pressure, hassle, or hustle.’

He continues, ‘Our visits with persons are reciprocal- two-way, inclusive, participatory. Visiting is not vertical and top down. It is horizontal and grass-roots.’

And he concludes, ‘God sends us to visit with individuals, not some impersonal grouping, not simply with the ‘unchurched.’ Now is a good time to give up any preoccupation with this impersonal category. We visit persons.’