I came across an interesting part of the Google site where they list the top 10 searches in a variety of categories for 2007. Both In the US and globally the iphone was #1. The also have a list of what they call Top of the Mind questions. It’s essentially how many times did someone ask a question in Google like , “Who is _______”, “What is ______”, “How to _______?”
Here’s the interesting part…”Who is God”, “Who is Jesus” and “Who is Satan” all made the top 10. The reason that’s interesting is that experts estimate that there have now been over 100 billion people who have lived throughout human history. There have also been over 300 million fictional characters in books, movies, plays, etc.
So with hundreds of billions of possibilities to choose from, that people in 2007 searched for 3 figures in the Bible is quite impressive. It shows that people are spiritually hungry; they want to know the truth…however, church attendance nation wide continues to dwindle. Could it be that churches have become so self focused that they forget there is a lost and dying world who needs to hear the good news that Jesus loved us enough to die for our sins so we can be forgiven? Are they possibly taking the world’s most exciting book (the Bible) and boring people to tears with it?
The above is just a few of the reasons that I’m so excited and passionate about what we do in the United Worship Experience each week. People want to hear and experience the things we’re saying and doing…they want to know about God and Jesus, they want to know how to escape the clutches of the enemy and I think we’re doing a good job of offering them the solutions. That’s why I ask you every week to invite someone along with you…they want to know, but they don’t know where to turn. You have a solution…are you offering it to people?