Get this…everyone you see today, EVERYONE you and I come into contact with WILL spend eternity somewhere.
Heaven is real!
Hell is real!
And people REALLY do go to one or the other.
I remember reading once a quote by CS Lewis who said that we have NEVER seen a mere mortal…that if we saw people as they one day would be that we would either be tempted to worship them OR realize what horrors a person without Christ will become.
I am realizing that more and more.
Every single person I come into contact with today really matters to God.
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It is up to you and I to go and tell the world…to spread the good news…and when this happens that means…well…our churches will grow and be full of excitement because more and more people are meeting Jesus.
People matter to God—they should matter to us…everyone…even the person that pulled out in front of you today. They matter!!! You boss…you co-worker…your parents…they matter! And if God cared enough about them to send His Son…then we owe it to Him and them to share the good news.
That is one of the many reasons NewSpring church is here…we want to continually create an environment where we can bring people who are far from God…and present the Gospel in such a way that they see and understand one simple fact, “I NEED JESUS!”
Here’s the deal…get them to church—and they will hear about Jesus!!! Don’t give up on that person you have been trying to reach. Please don’t give up…I say this because I am so glad that a friend of mine never gave up on me…he kept on inviting me to church…and I finally went…and several months later Jesus ROCKED my world.
I have NEVER forgotten what it was like to live without Christ…I was hopeless…miserable, heck, I even had thoughts of ending it all a time or two…but when Jesus saved me—DANG—my life has never been the same. And I want EVERYONE to experience the same peace, joy and life that I have experienced.
From time to time people will accuse me of being focused on “the numbers.” And I always say, “You are DANG STRAIGHT! There are NUMBERS of people going to heaven and hell…and I want to do my part to make sure the NUMBERS going to heaven INCREASE…and the numbers going to hell cease!”
People matter to God—they should matter to us.