Pastor Norm's Devotional
June 18, 2019, 12:10 PM

A Passion For The Lost


A Passion For The Lost

 

“…that I have great sorrow and continual grief in my heart. For I could wish that I myself were accursed from Christ for my brethren; my countrymen according to the flesh.” – Romans 9:2-3 NKJV

 

The apostle Paul had something essential for evangelism: a God-given burden for those who did not know Jesus Christ. In his case the burden was for his own people, the Jews. He cared. It burned inside him.

General William Booth, founder of the Salvation Army, once said, “If it were possible I would like to take everyone and dangle them over Hell for 24 hours. That way they could see the reality that awaits those who do not know Jesus Christ.”

I think Paul makes an amazing statement in Romans 9, when he says in essence, “If it were possible, I would give up my hope of eternal life, so that others who do not know might come to faith.” That’s a pretty dramatic statement.

As believers, you and I have a responsibility to those outside the church - those outside the faith. If God’s love is really working in our lives, it should motivate us to do something for them.

If you pray that God will give you this burden, then be careful. The results could be life-changing. You just may be surprised at how quickly He answers you.



Comments

06-18-2019 at 12:20 PM
Dan
Amen, Amen and a Amen
to that!! That’s Christ Centered!!
Thanks Pastor!!!!
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