Evangelism is not just the work of the minister. If I truly believe what I say I believe – Jesus died for my sins so I can spend eternity in Heaven – how much do I have to hate somebody to NOT tell them? If my worst enemy was in the path of a train, I’d attempt to save their lives. If I know the cure for cancer, wouldn’t I tell people?? People around me are in the path of something much worse than cancer or a train. Sin, Hell and separation from Jesus. For eternity. A miserable life on earth void of purpose and meaning. Empty. And I often don’t share my faith because I’m worried it’ll be socially awkward?!? What the heck is wrong with me?
So somebody in some church somewhere stepped on your toes. Somebody commented about your clothing and embarrassed you. Somebody mentioned a “tithe” and you got all worked up and offended. Somebody somewhere frustrated you so now you’re not ever stepping foot in a church again. Really?!? You’re giving up the life Jesus promised – a full life, abundant and free from your stupid, petty frustrations. Is it worth giving up heaven? Is it? I don’t care if you don’t go to my church, just go somewhere! The Bible tells us to worship together. No getting around it…. go to church. Get over your hurt feelings, your frustrations, your embarrassment and get out of bed in the morning to worship Almighty God. So what if you feel out of place? You will be blessed. You will hear something that will stir your soul…. ready or not.
Now, are you going to spend more time offended that someone would challenge you like this or are you going to go set your alarm clock? It could be a life changing decision.
Challenging Video right here that got me to thinking…..