We all need Jesus. Some realize and some do not. “The message of the cross is foolish to those who are headed for destruction! But we who are being saved know it is the very power of God.” Paul writes in 1 Corinthians 1:18 This is true and we have a responsibility from God. “Rescue those being lead away to death; hold back those staggering to slaughter. If you say, ‘But we knew nothing about this,’ does not He who weighs the heart perceive it? Does not He who guards your life know it? Will He not repay everyone according to what they have done?” Proverbs 24:11-12
I have been forgiven much and I love my Savior Jesus. I’m created in the image of God and I carry a purpose from God. We all do. Some are awake and some are asleep.
We’ve been talking about this at CBC in Baltimore. You can hear it at CBCBaltimore.com or iTunes.
This August our prayer focus is “Not-Yet-Christians”, people who do not know Jesus as their Savior.
Please consider making a list of people that you know, who fit this category. Daily ask God for mercy & grace.
Who are your Top Three?
You may need to ask God to forgive you for giving up on them, in the past. You may need to ask God to forgive you for not praying for them.
Ask God to help you forgive them for what they may have done to you or said about you. Ask God to help you see them in the way that He does.
He will help you.
Please consider reading these passages through your prayer. You may want to use these words to help you pray.
(Here’s the references and a few summaries of them)
2 Peter 3:9 “The Lord is not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.”
1 Timothy 2:3-4 God, our Savior, desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.
John 3:16-17 Jesus did not come to condemn the world, but that through Him it might be saved.
Acts 2:21; Romans 10:13 Whoever calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.
Acts 15:11 Acts 16:31
1 Corinthians 1:21
2 Timothy 2:24-26