Christmas is the perfect time to reflect on the goodness of God. Our Father loves us more than we can begin to comprehend and demonstrated it perfectly by sending His Son, Jesus, to the earth He created. He lived a perfect life, was crucified on the cross, rose again on the third day, and offered the free gift of eternal life to those who place their trust in Him for the redemption of their sins.
This is the gospel—the good news—and those of us who have placed our faith in Christ have been invited to fulfill the Great Commission: make disciples of all nations and play a part in the greatest story ever.
Ask yourself this question: What if Paul had an airplane?
What if the Apostle Paul, with his tenacious desire to spread the gospel, had access to our modern day communication systems? He was instrumental in spreading the gospel throughout the known world, but imagine how far it would have spread with our current technology!
Within the last century, God has given us a gift—a gift that enables us to accomplish that mission in ways like never before in human history—the gift of broadcast. Beginning with radio, advancing to television, and now through the God-ordained miracle of the internet, we are able to broadcast the gospel throughout the world with the click of a button.
We must not waste these gifts that God has given us. We must make the most out of our unique time and place in history to maximize our impact in this great story!
So how are we doing? Are we making the most of this incredible opportunity set before us? Are we zealous to utilize these new mediums in this unprecedented era?
As the Minister of Broadcast, I can testify that First Baptist Dallas is striving to fully take advantage of the time. We are broadcasting in more cities around the nation—around the world—than ever before and are constantly searching for new markets to expand into through the ministry of Pathway to Victory. Thousands of people from around the globe are joining us in worship each week through the First Dallas iCampus—something unimaginable just a few years ago. Our social media channels are filled with life-changing scriptures and shareable content pointing people to Jesus Christ on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
As we celebrate the many gifts God has given us this Christmas, my hope is that we will be mindful and thankful for the incredible gift of broadcast technology, but most importantly, use it to tell God’s great story to many nations longing for the soon return of Jesus Christ. It’s impacted my life, and I pray it impacts many more for the Kingdom.
Nate Curtis is our Minister of Broadcast at First Dallas. Nate is a natural fit to Pathway to Victory, because he believes broadcast media is a powerful, efficient way to spread the Good News of Jesus Christ to the entire world. When he's not spending time with his wife, Lindsey, he's likely on the golf course or pursuing his other hobby, photography