Reach Out - Friday, August 23rd 2013
"And so I have made it my aim to preach the gospel, not where Christ was named, lest I should build on another man's foundation, but as it is written: 'To whom He was not announced, they shall see; And those who have not heard shall understand.'"
I advise my church congregation to be careful about inviting individuals from other churches or fellowships. If they are starving for the Word of God, then invite them. When someone is happy and called to be where they are, please do not invite them or at least pray before you do. Like Paul, I do not want to build on another man's foundation.
There are so many people in the world who are not saved and are headed, frankly, for a terrible end. You should invite them to church! Go out and find people who are not in fellowship or not saved and reach out to them. We are to be fishers of men not keepers of the aquarium.
Matthew 4:18-20 "And Jesus, walking by the Sea of Galilee, saw two brothers, Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea; for they were fishermen. Then He said to them, "Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men." They immediately left their nets and followed Him." NKJV
How great is your desire to see people saved? It seems crazy for me to put together a sentence like that. Think about the absurdity. How great is your desire TO SEE PEOPLE GET SAVED? Suppose you are out for a day of fun on the lake. From your boat, you and a friend notice someone in the water in distress. Would your friend need to turn to you to ask if you want to help save the person? I hope not. Every second that goes by someone, who has never called on Jesus for salvation, dies. That is every second. If you do not have a desire to see others saved, friend, in love, you need to consider your own standing in Christ. Are you the one in the boat or the one going under?
Life Lesson: The Church should be reaching out to those who don't know and those who have never heard.
Thank You for loving me. Motivate my heart in grace to reach those who do not know You Lord. Help me to live every day as an active witness for You. Give me the desire and attitude of personal involvement to be Your vessel to spread the Gospel. In Jesus' name, Amen.
Living to tell what He died to say,
Pastor David McGee
Cross the Bridge
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