As much as I love reading–I would read all day everyday if I could–I love people more.
People are always more important.
We’re surrounded by technology and a million other distractions that can keep us from investing in the lives of our friends and family.
Only 2 things on earth are eternal:
- God’s Word
- The spirits of men and women.
Everything else will be burnt to a crisp once the final judgment comes to the earth.
The Great Comission is about preaching the gospel and making disciples.
Jesus told us the greatest command is to love God. Then He said the 2nd commandment is equal to the first: love people.
God is a people person–He just wants us all to know Him.
He loves us so much that He sent His most precious gift, Jesus, to earth to live and die for our sins.
A gospel message that lacks love is not representing the true gospel at all.
One of my teachers said something recently that I’m still chewing on:
In our preaching, is Jesus attractive enough that people want to accept Him without the threat of hell?
Please don’t stop reading. I’m not a heretic.
Hell is a real place like Heaven–and it’s not a fun place either. Eternal punishment and separation from God is the worst fate ever.
But I wonder what would happen if Christians shared with lost people about a God who loves them first instead of throwing it in after speaking of the eternal doom of not choosing Jesus.
Why not start with love?
Share the story of God’s love and model it in your own life.
I’m not interested in debating on methods of evangelism. I just want to point out that Christianity at it’s core, is all about the love of God and the love of Christ.
Love multiples, which is why Jesus told us to share and teach the truth.
The importance of discipleship was emphasized and modeled to us by Jesus and the early church leaders.
People are important and investing in relationships is the best use of your time.