Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Who? What? When? Why? Where?

Who is Jesus?
Who is saved?
Who is lost?

What did He do for you?
What will you do for Him?

When will you repent of your sins?
When will you tell others of their need to repent?

Why should you repent?
Why tells others they should repent?

Where will you go if you die today?
Where will they go if they die today?

Is heaven real?
Is hell real?

Think about it...
if heaven is real, then what Jesus did on the cross is truly amazing and so filled with love for us that He would die for us.
if hell is real, then what Jesus did on the cross is truly even more amazing and so filled with love for us that He would die for us.

if heaven is real, have you done what you need to do in order to go there? Have you put your faith and trust in Jesus? Have you repented of your sins? Are you obedient to His Word? Are you out reaching the lost?

if hell is real, have you told your family, your friends, your neighbors and any strangers you come across? if not, why not? Hell is real, it is not a figment of our imagination. It is a very real place and people are headed for hell every day. in my small town of 33,000 people, there are anywhere between 5-20 people dying each and every day. They are not all 99 year old ladies. They are kids, teens, college aged, young adults, middle aged adults and the elderly. They are people who you see at the mall, at WalMart, at McDonald's. They are people who are in the car next to you at the stop light. It could be you by the end of the day! Are you still living in your sins? People yell and scream because I preach about hell and the need for repentance, but if I can have just one reader who will respond by saying, "yes, I need to repent and I am going to do it today!" then it is worth it. I do not do the saving any more than you can. It is God who does the saving. I am just a laborer in the field trying to reach the lost. Don't fool yourself, the lost are also some of the people who sit in your church. And it is possible they have been going to your church for over twenty years! If all I do is "assume" that everyone who comes to my site is a saved Christian, then I am not fulfilling my Christian duty. Why should be pick and choose when we evangelize when people are dying every day.
If we truly love God...
if we truly realize that hell is a real place and people are going there every day...
then we will want to do our best for God by placing His Word in their heart.

Plant the seeds so that they might grow.
God's Word is powerful, we do not need to sugar-coat it. Too much sugar will cause it to look like a Joel Osteen sermon!

The rest of this week, I will be posting videos of how to witness to people. I hope you enjoy them and refer back to them often.

May God bless you today and ingnite within you a desire to reach the lost the way Jesus did!


michelle said...

looking forward to the videos... keep up the great work! God bless you!

Tim Brown said...

Let 'em yell and scream! All it does is give us a chance to verbalize the Gospel. Remember, your real audience isn't necessarily the ones we're talking to...

pastorbrianculver said...

that's right...
I don't know who most of the people are who come to this site, I have to assume they are not saved. If they are saved, then great! They should be happy that I am out trying to reach the lost. If they are not saved, then I want to make sure they get the gospel message. God's Word is mighty powerful and I leave it up to Him to do the convicting!