Monday, February 09, 2009

MEETING THE LOST

16 As He was going along by the Sea of Galilee, He saw Simon and Andrew, the brother of Simon, casting a net in the sea; for they were fishermen. 17 And Jesus said to them, “Follow Me, and I will make you become fishers of men.” 18 Immediately they left their nets and followed Him. 19 Going on a little farther, He saw James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, who were also in the boat mending the nets. 20 Immediately He called them; and they left their father Zebedee in the boat with the hired servants, and went away to follow Him. - Mk. 1:16-20
Where do you meet the Lost? Jesus found them by the sea, when he was passing through towns, and when speaking in the cities. Leave a comment and tell where you seek for the Lost. Do you go down to the lake to reach the Lost? Do you seek the Lost in a favorite civic organization? Do you search for the Lost at religious gatherings? Do you go to the town square? At the coffee shop? At the bus station or under a bridge? Ezekiel wrote,
"I will seek the lost, bring back the scattered, bind up the broken and strengthen the sick; but the fat and the strong I will destroy. I will feed them with judgment." - Ezekiel 34:16
God has commissioned Jesus' followers to seek and to save the Lost. The world cares about many things such as if Blink 182 is back together or if a favorite TV show will be on for another season. But Christians are most interested in proclaiming the Good News of Jesus Christ. Where do you find the people that you teach or that you invite to worship? The world seeks many things, but the church seeks for the Lost. Where do you seek for them? Ask the most evangelistic person you know. Give me your answer.

7 comments:

  1. Friends who come to my home, people that I know who are lonely or troubled,and relatives. When I am talking to people, I always try to get around to asking where they go to church and invite them to visit with our congregation.

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  2. Anonymous9:32 AM

    I try to keep my eyes open so He can use me as a tool where ever it may be. - Anonymous

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  3. Jon McLemore1:34 PM

    While I look everywhere, I have lately focused on those closest to me, family members and good friends. I'm working on developing stronger relationships with others to provide more opportunities to share the gospel.

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  4. We have newspaper articles, booths at the fair, door knocking, tracts, a question box with 20 questions for parks, mall, etc. Certainly coffee shops, and over the back fence. Each method reaches different people. God gives abundant return.

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  5. [Nick also added the following in an email which I am taking the liberty to add here] "We sow the seed at fair booths, craft show booths, we have public access cable tv, tracts, door knocking, newspaper articles, we have an electronic question box with 20 questions, Bible correspondence courses, etc. with each venue we reach different people. And it is funny because when you do all these things, a lady in the booth next to ours overheard a bible study, joined and was converted. Truly the parable of the sower.

    Good article. Ours is the job of seed sowing."

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  6. Anonymous5:03 PM

    I seek the lost, everywhere god leads me, the gang members, the homeless, the street walker selling her divine treasure of herself worth, for far less then she can imagine, and I share with them, where he brought a broken woman from, whom once was bound by her greatgrand mother, grandmother mother, the rapiest, the abuser, how he set a slay free from the prison of her mind, and if they could only see what he see's, I believe everything he said about me,and I tell them what worked for me, I use to believe I was by myself, he was with me, I began to pour my heart out to him,god took what the world say would be nothing, and placed the lost dream in my heart, all you have to do is just trust him.

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  7. Dear Brothers, the apostle Peter whom Jesus the Christ gave the keys of the Kingdom of heaven to; Matthew 16:17:19, which is the Church, said; 2 Peter,1:12; "Wherefore I will not be negligent to put you in remembrance of these things, though ye know them, and be established in the present Truth. The Truth of our Christian faith which can be found in the Holy Bible. To understand the Truth you have to be looking for it (recorded in Proverbs 2 Solomon taught the rewards of searching for the truth ) and you have to be reasonable cause many times the Truth that comes from God's Word is not what we been taught from our youth. Also feelings past or present does not change the Truth. Jesus praying to His Father God recorded in (John 17:17) said sanctify them through the Truth, Your Word is Truth. This Word, God who at sundry times and in divers manners spoke in times past unto the Fathers hath in these last days spoken unto us by His Son, whom also He made the Worlds, (Hebrews 1:1-2). This Word Jesus also said; recorded in (John 17:20) Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their Word. To us of the Living, all other words are the imagination of someones mind. Beleiving in the true faith from the Bible, we will not follow them. Jesus said my sheep hear my voice and they will hear no other (John 10:1-6). In (1 Peter 4:11) If any man speak, let him speak as the oracles (or actual Words) of God. In (2 Corinthians 13:5-6), Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the Faith, prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Christ is in you, exsept ye be reprobates? But I trust that ye shall know that we are not reprobates.

    So dear brother you can see if you can't pick up the Bible and show in the Bible how you got in a saved condition. And how you are working out your salvation with trembling and fear. Then you must be outside the Body of the saved and we want to help you get it right so that you also will live forever.

    http://www.saviorleadme.com/

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