One More Soul!

George Barna says, “For Captive Christians, success is obedience to God, as demonstrated by consistently serving Christ and carrying out his commands and principles. For Casual Christians, success is balancing everything just right so that they are able to maximise their opportunities and joys in life without undermining their perceived relationship with God and others. Stated differently, Casuals are about moderation in all things while Captives are about extreme devotion to their God regardless of the worldly consequences.” (www.barna.org)

Casual Christians have their priorities confused. They have prioritized personal comfort over commitment to the cause of winning souls into the kingdom. Casual Christians have got just enough of God to be good but not enough of God to be contagious to the outside world. There’s no one better to know what a true Christian is then a non-Christian. Casual Christianity isn’t very different to the world around us but the Church is called to be different. The world should see something different about us. Christians are supposed to be SALT and LIGHT, not PEPPER and DARKNESS!

Every true Coke drinker knows a fake when they taste it. AC Cola from KMart is not the real thing and a true Coke drinker would spit out what isn’t the real thing. Jesus’ message to the Church in Laodicea (Revelation 3) was, “Because you’re lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth.” Casual Christianity is lukewarmness and leaves a bad taste in the mouth of God.

God has not called us to be casual but contagious. We become casual when we lose our passion for Jesus and when we lose our passion for Jesus, we lose our passion for souls. The two go hand in hand. You can’t be passionate about Jesus and not be passionate about people’s souls. The devil has an agenda to steal your passion for Jesus and he will use anything and everything this world has to offer to distract you and I from what is most important.

In 1 Corinthians 9:19-23 Paul says, “Though I’m free, I’ve made myself a servant to all…I have become all things to all people that by all means I might save some.” Paul was talking about priorities. Winning one more soul was more important to Paul than his rights. Paul was free in Christ but he used his freedom to win souls into God’s kingdom. Paul was willing to adopt a certain way of life to be more effective at winning souls because his overriding purpose was ONE MORE SOUL!

One more soul is why we exist. We’ve been set free in Christ not for ourselves but to serve and save others. How willing are you to adjust your priorities to see more souls won into God’s kingdom. When your heart is broken by the things that break the heart of God you’ll want to adjust your priorities to win one more soul.

Proverbs 11:30 “Whoever wins souls is wise.” The greatest fruit of wisdom is not one more dollar but one more soul. You may not feel that your contribution is very important in the grand scheme of life but the truth is every little thing you do is not unnoticed by heaven and makes a difference to winning one more soul.  Every single time you hear the devil whisper, “Why attend church today? Why should you make the effort to share your faith with your friend? Why turn up to life group? Why give generously to God?” Just remind him of “One More Soul”. We do all that we do for one more soul!

Lead the Change!

 

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4 Responses to “One More Soul!”

  1. Awesome!
    Right on, brother!
    I will see if I can link this post to my blog.
    Thanks, and may you continue to be blessed as you go out.
    Richard

  2. PS. What is your link?

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