My friend has been called to an evangelistic ministry. He is fired up to share the gospel with others! He's been going to our local truck stop to share the gospel. He is learning about street evangelism. He is spending time each day in the word, learning, encouraging others, and putting together first sermon at our local church.
He's unique. He has giftings that God gave him for the purpose of glorifying Him. Each of us are unique though. All who are children of His have been given specific gifts that are to be used for His glory.
We were talking yesterday and he said, "I've known what I'm supposed to be doing, I've just been putting it off." Every other Christian is most likely in the same boat. Those who claim the name of Christ are changed. They aren't living for themselves anymore. The Bible uses words like, slave, servant, bondslave, child. We've been bought with a price.
We know that we need to follow Christ daily and share the Good News. We know that people are lost without Christ. We love our family, friends, and co-workers. We don't hate everyone else, we just don't know them like those close to us.
What are we missing? I'd say that it's compassion for the lost. When was the last time we sat at the "old man's" bench at Wal-Mart and watched the people walk by us? Most are lost. Drive through a large neighborhood. What do you see? Lost people. Pull up some statistics on your town or county. Mine has 37,000 unchurched out of 47,000 people!
When we have a compassion for the lost, we'll get a passion to share the gospel. "I just can't bring myself to share!" Has Christ saved you? When we recognize what He's done for us, then surely we'd want to share that with others! This compassion will lead to a passion to share!
Not just on a "visitation" night.
Not just on a missions trip.
Not just after a fiery sermon.
Do you have compassion on others who are apart from Christ? Does this cause you to be passionate to share His Good News? Let me know if I can encourage you, help you, or pray for you!
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