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Kevin Bussey (aka k-dawg)
Lead Pastor
Charlotte, NC, USA


Samford University: B.S. Public Administration, 1985
University of Alabama at Birmingham: M.A. Education, 1988

Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary: MDivBL, 1995


Married to:
Cassandra (6-25-88)

Children:
Jacob
Hope

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"Pastor I don't like your plans" Bisagno, "what are your plans." man, "I don't have any." Bisagno, "I like my plans better than yours." .

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listening [to]


building 429: rise


chris tomlin: live from austin music hall


various: music inspired by the chronicles of narnia


fusebox: once again


passion: How Great Is Our God


storyside:b : everything and more


delirious?: the mission bell


hillsong united: look to you



 

Sunday, December 18, 2005

Meeting People where they are at........

Now he had to go through Samaria. (John 4:4)
I was doing my Bible Study the other day and this verse just stuck in my head. This is the passage where Jesus meets a woman who has had 5 husbands and the one she is living with is not her husband. Jesus never condemned the woman. He just displayed love and told her the truth about Himself. What stuck in my mind was the fact that Jesus "had" to go through Samaria. No Hebrew would want to go to Samaria because the Samaritans were half-breeds. But Jesus was different than other religious leaders of His day. He met people on their turf. He met people where they were. That is why I go to places like Starbucks and Gold's Gym and such--so I can rub shoulders with lost people. If we get stuck in our "safe" Christian environments we don't interact with people who need our touch! Jesus "had" to go to Samaria--Where is it he wants you to "have" to go to reach people for Him?

posted by Kevin Bussey at 12/18/2005 11:28:00 PM

4 Comments:

Blogger Tammy Pate said...

I am afraid, I "have" to be at a hospital with lots of sick kids and sad parents!! But there is a WORLD of opportunity here and not just anyone can get in here! You have to actually be in the same shoes as these people whose children are dying or surviving to earn their respect and trust. You know how people say, "I don't know how you do it," or "I can't say I know what you are going through because I don't." Well I DO know how it is and there are a LOT of people here who don't have hope, but they WILL hear from me! :)

12/18/2005 11:52:00 PM  
Blogger Kevin Bussey said...

Tammy,

You would know. I can't imagine going thru all you have. God has used you in a mighty way!

P.S. I'm glad you had fun at the concert!

12/18/2005 11:57:00 PM  
Blogger rob said...

Great post and reminder. I "have" to go online. There are almost a billion people online. That's where I help others to go. Blogged!

BTW, where in Charlotte are you? I'm from Greenville, SC originally and have family in Rock Hill and Fort Mill.

12/19/2005 10:25:00 AM  
Blogger Kevin Bussey said...

Hey Rob,

I just moved to Charlotte today. We just moved from Mobile, AL.

12/20/2005 12:33:00 AM  

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