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Episode 147: The Peace Plan Day 3

February 06, 2020 Season 1 Episode 147
Your Daily Bible
Episode 147: The Peace Plan Day 3
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Your Daily Bible
Episode 147: The Peace Plan Day 3
Feb 06, 2020 Season 1 Episode 147
Kurt Barnes

2 Corinthians 5:18  (NLT)
18 And all of this is a gift from God, who brought us back to himself through Christ. And God has given us this task of reconciling people to him.

 Your mission is simply to pass on to others the same Good News about God’s love that somebody told you.

 But God doesn’t expect you to fulfill your mission on your own. He gives you other Christians to support you. In fact, evangelism is something you can do as a small group.

God has given us a wonderful example of this in Luke 5:17-26. It’s the story of a group of friends who brought someone to Jesus. They couldn’t find a way to get into the house where Jesus was, so they lowered their paraplegic friend through a hole in the roof on a stretcher, right in the middle of everyone and in front of Jesus. Jesus was impressed by their faith and told the man to get up and walk, and the man immediately did! The people were amazed.

Are you willing to go through the roof for a friend? Everybody needs to know Jesus! Without Jesus, people have no hope in eternity. The Christian who doesn’t care about the lost is really saying to the world, “I don’t care about you. I don’t care about where you will spend eternity.” But the Bible says, 

 “The Lord is . . . not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance” (2 Peter 3:9 NKJV).

 Don’t get discouraged, and don’t give up. Keep praying, keep asking, keep inviting, and keep working to reach that person for Jesus.

Helping people get into Heaven is the greatest act of mercy you can do for them.

 

Show Notes

2 Corinthians 5:18  (NLT)
18 And all of this is a gift from God, who brought us back to himself through Christ. And God has given us this task of reconciling people to him.

 Your mission is simply to pass on to others the same Good News about God’s love that somebody told you.

 But God doesn’t expect you to fulfill your mission on your own. He gives you other Christians to support you. In fact, evangelism is something you can do as a small group.

God has given us a wonderful example of this in Luke 5:17-26. It’s the story of a group of friends who brought someone to Jesus. They couldn’t find a way to get into the house where Jesus was, so they lowered their paraplegic friend through a hole in the roof on a stretcher, right in the middle of everyone and in front of Jesus. Jesus was impressed by their faith and told the man to get up and walk, and the man immediately did! The people were amazed.

Are you willing to go through the roof for a friend? Everybody needs to know Jesus! Without Jesus, people have no hope in eternity. The Christian who doesn’t care about the lost is really saying to the world, “I don’t care about you. I don’t care about where you will spend eternity.” But the Bible says, 

 “The Lord is . . . not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance” (2 Peter 3:9 NKJV).

 Don’t get discouraged, and don’t give up. Keep praying, keep asking, keep inviting, and keep working to reach that person for Jesus.

Helping people get into Heaven is the greatest act of mercy you can do for them.

 

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