Madison Christian Church

Devotional for July 10, 2017

Here are a couple of convicting questions for the early part of this week: 1. Do you really believe people are eternally lost if they do not trust and follow Christ? 2. If so, what are you doing about it?

Do we believe that Jesus Christ is the only way people can look forward to eternal life after this life and not truly love lost people? OR, do we truly love people but not really believe Jesus is the only hope for eternal life after this life?

You would think if we would answer “Yes we believe Jesus is the only hope for eternal life” and “Yes we love lost people”, that we would be more active in telling those people about the gospel of Jesus.

We are not given many commands to share our faith. Jesus gave us the great commission to make disciples of all people. There are a few other passages where it is implied that we are to reach out to the lost. I think there aren’t many passages about it because it is assumed if we really believe it and really love lost people, it is only natural that we would share it with them.

The Bible plainly tells us that hell is real and the majority of people are going there (Matt. 7:13,14).   The best thing a person can do is to become a disciple of Jesus. Each one of us can make a difference. 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 no one go unwarned and unsprayed for.”

Ask God to show you someone each day with whom you can attempt to share the gospel. Keep your eyes opened and be willing to speak. We need to reach people who’ve never heard; people who are lukewarm; to those who used to know Him; and to those who barely know Him (think they know Him).