Brethren, my heart’s desire and prayer to God for Israel is that they may be saved. Rom 10:1
There is no greater joy than ministering to others and watching their growth. Paul said it was his greatest desire to see Israel saved in Christ. He would have done anything for them to be saved in Christ.
What are we willing to do that our family, friends and community might be saved by Christ?
Jesus gave His apostles an awesome responsibility in Matthew 28:18 and Mark 16:15. He said, “Go into the entire world, preach the Good News and baptize those who believe. Those who are baptized into Christ will be saved!” That is great news brethren – the greatest of news! It is also the greatest of responsibilities!
Are you willing to talk to your family about Jesus, serve your family and friends for Jesus or serve your neighbors and community for Jesus that their souls might be saved?
You see my beloved brethren, everyday we have opportunities, Daily Doors, to minister to those around us. We can knock on the door of their heart by learning their name, giving a smile with a Christ-like attitude, ministering to their needs, and “desiring their salvation” for the future. Paul said he desired Israel’s salvation and so he did his best to minister to them toward their conversion. He said in the Corinthian letter, “Follow me as I follow Christ.” (1 Cor. 11:1) Are we willing and ready to follow Paul, to be a disciple of Jesus?
What then are the benefits to knocking heart-doors daily (providing a smile, sending cards, inviting a friend to dinner toward building a relationship)? First, we have the joy of serving Christ through our service to that person. Second, we are working toward saving a soul in Jesus Christ. We will be working toward adding another soul to the church of our Lord. Third, we will be making new relationships toward even greater and deeper fellowship in the Lord. Fourth, the church of our Lord will grow through our efforts. We will have a part in the great effort of evangelism! Fifth, through that person converted we can have other contacts to minister to in hopes of saving their soul in Christ. And sixth, Heaven will be more populated and Hell will lose a customer because of YOUR life saving efforts in ministry! I know – its exciting isn’t it! Your work will save a soul for Heaven! Can we do it? Absolutely! We can with God’s Word in our hearts and our brethren close by our side. Our light will shine and God’s glory and love will be seen! (Matt. 5:14-16)
Let us all be fervent and joyful in our ministry to each other and those around us who are lost to the praise and glory of our great God! To Him be glory forever and ever Amen. Andy Burns