We are but a week away from Christmas and if you have not gone shopping yet it is officially time to panic. I love to give (and receive) gifts, but the best part of Christmas is the hope that Jesus brought to the world. The Bible states:
Matthew 1:21 And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.
In this seasons of blessing there are many that are hopeless, but await anxiously for an introduction to Jesus Christ. They may not fully understand their need for this relationship, but He is the remedy to their situation. It is our responsibility to minister the gospel and I think I have used this scripture in this blog before, but it reminds me of my desire to reach my community.
1Corinthians 9:16 For though I preach the gospel, I have nothing to glory of: for necessity is laid upon me; yea, woe is unto me, if I preach not the gospel!
I do not want to sound like a broken record in this blog, but it is the responsibility of the church to reach the lost and I have a passion to reach my community. We need a burden in this last days because I believe that we are racing the clock for Jesus is coming soon. I do not when, but I do know that we are one day closer and each day people die without having met Jesus.
We need to be desperate to see lives changed through the preached Word of God. Paul wrote to Timothy with instructions to rekindle the fire that he once had:
2Timothy1:6 Wherefore I put thee in remembrance that thou stir up the gift of God, which is in thee by the putting on of my hands.
It is time that we stir up the passion that we once felt for the lost. It is time to think outside the box (not compromising) in reaching souls. Do what is uncomfortable and REACH while preaching the truth.