Who is your ONE?
For the past few weeks, we have been talking about evangelism and reaching out to our community. Now, it’s time to put our money where our mouth is. Who is that one person that you have been praying for? Who is that person that you have tried to have spiritual conversations with? Who is that person that you think about when I mention evangelism from the pulpit?
On Sunday, I asked members to pick a person and start praying for their salvation. If you don’t have anyone come to mind, it’s ok. Start praying today that God would lay someone on your heart to share the love of Jesus with. Our God is a God on mission, and He has given us the chance to join Him in seeking and saving the lost. You want to grow closer to Jesus? Then start doing what He made you to do, share the love of Jesus.
All around us, people are struggling with various issues and pains. As I preached about on Sunday, God wants to help those people with their pains. He most desires that not only would their physical needs be met but that they would come into a relationship with Him, that they would accept Jesus as their Lord and Savior.
Start praying daily for that person. Without prayer, your attempts at changing that person’s heart will fall short. Then, begin looking for ways to grow your relationship with them. Help them with their yard work, listen when they need to vent, and show them that you genuinely care. Lastly, open your mouth and tell them what Jesus has done in your life. After all,
How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching? And how are they to preach unless they are sent? As it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!” But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Isaiah says, “Lord, who has believed what he has heard from us?” 17 So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ. Romans 10:14-17
If you’ll look at your bulletin, it says that every member is a minister of this church. God wants to use you to reach the lost, are you willing or will you simply sit back while your friends and family perish apart from a relationship with Jesus? If you need help with any of this or don’t know what to do next, I’d love to help. Swing by my office or give me a call one day!
My sermon for Sunday will be from Mark 2:18-28 on conflicts that Jesus faced. Read the sections on Mark 2 in the companion book: Mark for Everyone. Sorry it’s four sections. I’ll normally only ask you to read 2 but this week covers a lot! That gives you four nights of devotional with your family!