Tell Them About Jesus

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Paul covered over ten thousand miles on his missionary journeys and spoke about Jesus all along the way. One significant place Paul visited was Athens, Greece. What he discovered there could be said about almost any city in the world today.  He found much curiosity about religion, but no commitment to God. The city was full of idols and temples of worship to pagan gods. All of them. To make sure they didn’t miss any of them they had created an altar with the inscription: “To An Unknown God” (Acts 17:23). Luke said Paul was “greatly distressed” (v. 16) and rightly so because satan had established a powerful stronghold in Athens and people were being seduced away from God. Satan’s hold on the world should distress God’s people. We should love people so much that we hate everything that keeps them from God.

The church today has taken a “live and let live” attitude towards the world. “If they don’t want to believe in God, it’s their life. Let them do whatever they want.” Does that sound like the heart of a God who would send His Son to die for lost souls? Charles Spurgeon said, “If sinners be damned, at least let them leap to Hell over our dead bodies. And if they perish, let them perish with our arms wrapped about their knees, imploring them to stay. If Hell must be filled, let it be filled in the teeth of our exertions, and let not one go unwarned and unprayed for.”

Paul said, “We are Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making His appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God” (2 Cor 5:20). The church – that’s you and me – has been called to care about the lost world. No, we can’t save them, but we can share the gospel and pray for them to be saved.

I love serving the Body of Christ but I confess I haven’t been faithful to this ambassadorship. It’s not that I don’t care, but I get caught up in my own life and my own issues, and – honest statement here – I don’t have the sense of urgency that should compel me.  I think that’s true for most of us. So I’m praying for a heart to share Christ with lost souls. Because I once was one, and somebody cared enough about me to tell me about Jesus. Beloved, let’s pass that legacy on.

7 thoughts on “Tell Them About Jesus

  1. Beth, I was saved at the age of almost 52 !! And in the next 7 years and 2 days, I only shared the gospel of Christ 2 times… This was because God wasn’t first in my life until 6/04/2009… I am sorry if I have been through this before…but it wasn’t until God led me to read…”Grieving the Holy Spirit” by Charles Spurgeon that I got down on my knees and asked the Lord to take complete control of my life… (Ephesians 5:18-20)

    Here is the link for Spurgeon’s sermon – http://www.romans45.org/spurgeon/sermons/0278.htm

    Walking in the power of the Holy Spirit is a moment-by-moment endeavor… Read this post for a good commentary of Galatians 5:16… I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh.

    When we are walking with the Lord with all sins confessed, repented of, and turned from…the Holy Spirit will empower us to exhibit the 9 fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23)

    Love, Joy, and Peace are the first 3 and most important spiritual fruit !!

    Blessings in Christ, bruce

  2. “It’s not that I don’t care, but I get caught up in my own life and my own issues, and – honest statement here – I don’t have the sense of urgency that should compel me.”

    And yet, beloved Sister, the Holy Spirit inspired you to write this to remind us ALL!. I thank the Lord, that despite so much division in the church world today, Christ Jesus DOES have a church which He can surely call His own and denomination has nothing to do with His Spiritual Church.

    It is made up of those like you and I and others, who listen and take to heart what the Holy Spirit is saying and then moving ahead, one step at a time in faith. May God, our Father continue to stir our hearts with unfailing love towards others!! Both our brothers and sisters AND the lost around us!! God Bless for this!

  3. Our words and actions can often encourage others to want to know more. If we are serving God we may be doing it in ways we don’t even realize. Don’t underestimate the power of the Spirit working through you.

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