We were once blind, and now we see.
“We exist to glorify Him and to reach them. We exist for the lost to be found and for the saved to be discipled.” Pastor Eli Nelson
Today’s sermon was based on Jesus’ final words to His disciples before He ascended into heaven:
“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” Matthew 28:19-20
Jesus came for the sick.
He came for the broken, the downcast, the weary, the lost, and the sinner. Just like Romans 5:8 says, “But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” We are all sinners – we all fall short of the glory of God. We all need Jesus today and everyday. Don’t forget that you were once lost! We as Christians need to be reminded of why we are here. If our only goal was to be saved from hell, then God would have just taken us from earth as soon as we received salvation. But the beauty of the gift of salvation is that it’s not just for us, but it’s for everyone! As Pastor Eli said, “We can’t be the kind of church that writes off what Jesus selected. Just because they are lost does not mean they have lost their value.”
“For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.” Luke 19:10
Like in the scripture above, we are called to bring people to Jesus, but we also need to SEEK them out!
We can’t expect people to just come to us – we need to go out into the world and make disciples! Jesus’ command was “GO” so that is what we need to do! But we don’t need to worry because God is with us, even to the very end of the age.
If you are struggling to regain passion for Jesus and His mission, you can reignite your flame by setting those around you on fire for Jesus!
Don’t undermine the power of sharing your testimony to those around you, because the Bible says that we shall overcome by the blood of the Lamb and the word of our testimony (Revelation 12:11). So the question for you today is, who is close to you, but far from God? Who is your “one?” Their breakthrough is coming! Keep praying, keep believing, and keep inviting! We shall overcome!
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