The wonders of technology never cease to amaze me. I used to keep up with computers, back in the Apple II days. Technology is moving so fast these days that most hard- and software are obsolete before they hit the retail counter. It makes it hard for an increasingly decelerating mentality to keep up! However, I do appreciate a “quick study” who is able to stay on top of the latest in electronic wizardry. We know for a fact that the devil will use whatever tools are available to spread hate and discontent to the farthest reaches of the planet and it is appalling that we surrender so many opportunities to Satan without a fight. So, the church in Jacksboro is on the World Wide Web; we’re fighting back!
With the ability to communicate around the world comes the responsibility to preach the Gospel to every creature. The directive to “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations” (Matthew 28:19) was taken seriously by 1st Century Christians, and there is no indication that Christians in every other century have been relieved of this obligation. Hence, we should use every tool available to “preach the gospel to every creature” (Mark 16:15). Thankfully, the Jacksboro church has capable stewards like Brad, Carol and Theresa who will dedicate time and resources to generate and maintain a web presence for the church. It will serve as a great teaching tool, as well as giving us a presence worldwide. Just think, a foreign business executive can now find us on the web, find our assembly times, meet our leaders, find our location and read about our commitment to Christ.
We need to use the tools God has given us to teach the lost and the World Wide Web can be a very effective one. We can post encouraging Bible-based articles, we can offer Bible correspondence courses, and we can invite people to study the Bible with us. We even have e-mail addresses that allow “net-surfers” to contact us with questions, critiques, and encouragement. If you haven’t been to the site, you need to log on to www.jacksborochurch.com. “Repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations,” and the Jacksboro church takes this commission seriously.