Ricochet is, “the motion of an object or a projectile in rebounding or deflecting one or more times from the surface over which it is passing or against which it hits a glancing blow.” We use it a lot in terms of firearms or, for instance, the bouncing of a racquetball off a wall during a match. However, let me suggest your life is creating a series of ricochets–good and bad.
Though following Christ is a lifelong journey, it’s important that people make a decision, for Christ, for life. We instituted baptism Sundays at New Vintage Church roughly a year ago. About five times a year, we set aside a Sunday to baptize people and to focus on evangelism and re-commitment
Accepting everyone regardless of where they come from is a great way to welcome people to church. However, if we stop with acceptance, it’s also a way to make sure few lives change. I’ve never seen someone’s life change through “acceptance.” I’ve seen them attend church for long periods of time because of “acceptance.” But, I’ve never actually seen someone’s life change.