The Soul Winning Church || Rev Eastwood Anaba
Theme: The Relevant Church
Topic: The Soul Winning Church
Scripture Reading:Ezekiel 3:17-21; Matthew 28:16-20
Main TextMatthew 28:19-20
19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:
20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.
Anybody who makes an investment expects to see positive returns after a period. The workers in an outfit work hard because they need to make profit for their company. Unfortunately, many believers have refused to work hard enough to make God’s investment in the Body of Christ yield profit. As His commitment, God gave – invested – His son to save all who believe (John 3:16). All we have to do is to let the world hear the Good News, so they can believe.
The relevant church is the church engaged in its core mandate – soul winning. Why should God invest in us, our marriage, ministry or health, if there will be no returns to His Kingdom. The kingdom of darkness is contending with us for souls. We do not have the luxury of time (Revelation 12:11-13). Note that the Gospel is eternal but we do not have eternity to preach it. Any church that does not seek the lost is lost itself.
A soul winning church must have soul winning pastors and ministers who constantly warn the church about their mandate. The church must have soul winning included in its budget. Deacons, leaders, departments, staff, members, and other church workers must carry hearts of soul winning. It should not be left to the pastor. The commission is to us all. The price is too great for us to fail.
Prayer:1. Pray that God will place in your heart, a burden for souls.
2. Pray also for the Church that we will have a renewed focus on soul winning.
Recommended Reading:“Building a Solid Church” by Eastwood Anaba
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