Do not pray for the lost; pray for yourself that you’ll have the courage to speak to them! We do not share the gospel, because we have lost sight of eternal, spiritual needs by becoming preoccupied with the physical, temporary world. Consider this…
- There is a great danger that our church will become focused on buildings and facilities instead of lost people.
- There is a great danger that we are preoccupied with our agendas, careers, finances and possessions.
- There is a great danger that we are hindered by our prejudices: racial, social and economic.
- There is a great danger that our fear of being rejected outweighs our fear of hell for the lost!
In reading about the response of the Samaritans, something remarkable took place due to the divine appointment Jesus accepted. Notice today’s verse. I love that phrase… many believed on Him!
They had a great revival. Notice that their belief was “because of the word of the woman.” At their urging, Jesus stayed there two days. The people then believed, not because of what the woman said but because they heard Him and knew that, “this is indeed the Christ, the Savior of the world.”
God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.
With a little courage, could we see our town experience a revival?