‘Go into all the world and preach the Gospel to every creature.’ Mark 16:15 NKJV
One day a pastor told the manager of a big department store, ‘I’ve talked about carpets and bedding and appliances with you many times, but I’ve never talked about my business. Will you give me a few minutes?’ After being led to a private office, the pastor took out his New Testament and urged the manager to become a Christian. Finally, tears began to roll down the man’s cheeks and he said, ‘I’m seventy years old. I was born in this city, and more than a hundred ministers and five hundred officers of various churches have known me in a business capacity. But you’re the only man who has ever talked to me about my soul.’ That day he knelt down and gave his life to Christ. We’ve got the cart before the horse! We keep thinking if we can just bring visitors to church they’ll get saved. And thank God that happens. But when those in the New Testament church met together to celebrate, usually they’d already been won to Christ by someone before they got there! Christ’s last act before He died was winning a soul. His last command was for us to win souls. His last prayer on the cross was for the forgiveness of a soul. You don’t have to be theologically articulate; you just have to be in love with Jesus. When you’re in love, it shows on your face and expresses itself in your words. Jesus said, ‘I, if I be lifted up…will draw all men unto Me.’ (John 12:32 KJV) Don’t worry about drawing people to Christ; just introduce Him and He will do the drawing.
SoulFood: Josh 5:1-8:29; Luke 19:11-27; Ps 103:1-12; Pro 22:27-29
The Word for Today is authored by Bob and Debby Gass and published under licence from UCB International Copyright 2014