Reaching Others

Reaching Others Matt 5:14-16 “You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven. NKJV
The Bible says that we are the light of the world, we are to hold out the light for others to see.  
Phil 2:15that you may become blameless and harmless, children of God without fault in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world, NKJV
Our light needs to shine brighter than ever, especially here, in our American “Christian” nation. The spiritual landscape of our country is changing rapidly and it’s not getting better. It is estimated that 70% of America is un-churched. There are over 120 million unsaved people in the United States. That makes the US the third largest mission field in the world. There are more unsaved people in the United States than in any other country except China and India.   We can clearly see that the world around us need to hear the gospel.  We must be the voice in the dark. We can’t be so calloused, hard-hearted or too preoccupied with our own lives to reach out to others. We don’t have to look too far to find someone that needs Jesus.  It’s our job as the church to pray, to invite, to speak and to live in front of the lost.  It’s too easy to sit back and wait for some kind of miracle to happen to someone we care about. You are the miracle; God has no other voice in the earth but you, the church. People need Jesus!
Matt 28:18-20And Jesus came and spoke unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always even unto the end of the world. Amen. (KJV) 
Jesus commanded us to share the Good News of the gospel with the lost. Take what God has made real to you and share it with someone who doesn’t know God.  It doesn’t have to be fancy, just tell someone the story of what God has done in your life. Share an answer to prayer, talk about how God has comforted you in times of need.  Tell others of how He spoke to you through the word or a sermon and said just what you needed to hear. Invite someone to an outreach event or church service. Give someone an opportunity to meet Jesus through you.  
God forgives, He saves, He set’s free, He delivers, He heals, He provides, and He cares.  Tell someone! 
Prayer: Heavenly Father, I pray that you would use my life to reach someone for the kingdom of God. Give me divine opportunities and boldness to speak into other people’s lives.  Help me form meaningful relationships with people so that I may live my faith in front of them. In Jesus name I pray, Amen.

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