I just finished leading a six week Bible Study called “Contagious Faith” at Wesley Church in Quarryville, PA. It has reawakened me to my primary calling and the core purpose of Christ’s Church: “To seek and to save those who are lost.”
It’s why I get up in the morning…it’s why I have kept my head down and kept plowing in 36 years of ministry…it’s why I shared about Christ’s ability to rescue us from the dominion of darkness in a heatwave last Sunday that felt like 105+ degrees.
To follow Christ is a willingness to carry His burdens…to feel what He feels. He still weeps over a people who are harassed and helpless. He still longs to gather us in like a mother hen gathers her young.
Do you feel that way too about people who are without Christ?
This week, as I get ready for another Sunday at ABC, I am praying that each one of us would believe for more and more salvation among people who are lost. I’m also praying for temperatures in the high 70’s…but I will be there regardless.
Here is a great quote from the founder of The Salvation Army, William Booth:
‘Not heard the call,’ I think you should say.
Put your ear down to the Bible, and hear Him bid you go and pull sinners out of the fire of sin. Put your ear down to the burdened, agonized heart of humanity, and listen to its pitiful wail for help. Go stand by the gates of hell, and hear the damned entreat you to go to their father’s house and bid their brothers and sisters and servants and masters not to come there. Then look Christ in the face — whose mercy you have professed to obey — and tell Him whether you will join heart and soul and body and circumstances in the march to publish His mercy to the world.”