THE WORD SIROCCO
Sunday, December 2, 2018
Theme: One Saint, One Soul
Topic: Why Soul Winning – the Picture Before us
“And others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire; hating even the garment spotted by the flesh.”
Can you imagine a group of firefighters polishing their fire engine outside a burning building? These officers are so passionately enjoying what they are doing so much so that they are unmindful to the cries of help from terrified people who are trapped at a top floor window. Obviously, there’s nothing wrong with cleaning their fire engine, but not while people are trapped in a burning building!
As insensitive and ridiculous as it may seem, that officers who are supposed to save lives should be this unreasonable, that’s a graphic representation of what is happening in many of the contemporary churches. The vast majority are polishing the engine of worship, prayer, and praise (each necessary and important), but neglecting the sober task God has given to us to seek and save the lost.
Oswald J. Smith said, “Oh my friends we are loaded down with countless church activities, while the real work of the Church, that of evangelizing the world and winning the lost is almost entirely neglected.” We have an obligation as per Ezekiel 3:16-21 to warn the perishing. We cannot keep silent.
Pray a prayer of repentance for being unresponsive to the cry of the lost. Commit to winning one soul, every week, or every month or at least every year.
“The Audacious Anointing” by Eastwood Anaba
(e-books available at www.amazon.com)