Imagine Christians participating in a new church building that consists of exactly 3 million bricks. A construction company has generously donated all of them. Additionally, they’ve also offered to build the church, free of charge. The only condition is to make sure that all the bricks make it to the site of the new building.
While you do have to use your imagination, this story makes an important point. From the site of the bricks to the site of the church is through a small path. No truck can pass through it. Every single brick has to be carried for half a mile to the construction site.
Amazingly, without any exaggeration, the church has exactly three million adult members. Technically speaking, one member has to carry just one brick. Many hands make light work, right?
The carry-your-one-brick day
On the day of carry-your-one-brick, only 1,000 members show up, which now means that the present members have to carry 3,000 bricks each. To make it more interesting: what would’ve taken roughly only 10 minutes for each of the 3 million members, now takes about 500 hours for each of the 1,000 members. Obviously, I understand that you can take more than one brick at a time, but please bear with me.
Fortunately, the Christians are Calvinistic in their doctrine and believe in God’s providence. Or, fortunately, the Christians are Arminian in their doctrine and believe in everyone’s free will, without any sense of compulsion. Either way, though, what could’ve been done in roughly 10 minutes (I guess the path wasn’t that small after all) now takes about 500 hours (more than 62 eight-hour days).
Are you willing to carry just one brick?
This Christmas season, The Cause of Christ holds its first annual collective birthday gift for Jesus. The goal is simple: to raise funds for the spread of His gospel through 100 reputable ministries, many of whom you know.
Instead of using coupon books or other legitimate means to raise funds, it’s a one-year devotional about the person and work of Jesus Christ. It’s All about Jesus is just $5.00. Without any doubt, this book is certainly worth your $5.00 and… you’ll also raise money for these 100 reputable ministries. A win-win!
How much money do you think will be raised if three million Christians were to buy the $5.00 book? It would raise at least $78,900 for each of the 100 ministries, without them having to do anything (that amount is based on 75% royalty of each sold book).
Isn’t this a no-brainer?
The combined Facebook likes of these 100 ministries are more than 42 million. Three million one-brick-carriers is even less than ten percent. Do you think there are at least 3 million Christians who would love to raise almost $80,000 for each of these ministries?
You’ll be encouraged by the one-year devotional and be an essential part in raising $78,900 for the spread of the gospel through each of the 100 ministries. Is that potential not worth your $5.00, especially since you’ll receive a book that will encourage you in your faith and walk with Jesus?
The amount of this fundraiser is wholly dependent on the number of Christians who are willing to carry just one brick. Fortunately, you don’t have to carry it half a mile… just do a few clicks 🙂
No doubt, there are at least 10 ministries that you would love to help financially this Christmas season. When you participate in a collective birthday gift for Jesus, you’ll be an essential part in their God-given calling.
Many hands make light work, right?
Mr. Jan Blonk
P.S. will you share www.happybirthdayjesuschrist.com on your social media to make the work even lighter through additional hands?
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