WEDNESDAY February 28, 2018
Passion to Preach the Gospel!
For if I preach the gospel, I have nothing to boast of, for necessity is laid upon me; yes, woe is me if I do not preach the gospel! - 1 Corinthians 9:16
Paul had an unmovable, central passion in his life ...Woeis me if I do not preach the gospel! He was compelled to preach the Gospel; it was the main thing driving him! Paul was called by God to preach the Gospel––Jesus Christ crucified and resurrected.
When you have God’s call on your life, you will have the same passion to preach the Gospel. You will not be so concerned about yourself, but your deepest concern will be for the lost multitudes of people in the world who do not know Christ as their Savior. That must be your driving force as you serve the Lord––year after year. When you look at the thousands and millions of people who are lost, you realize the Gospel is not about the church building, money or anything else. It is about the people, everywhere you go, who need the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Jude, the brother of James and in all probability the step-brother of Jesus (Matthew 13:55-56), wrote to believers to have compassion on people and to help save those who are perishing:
And on some have compassion, making a distinction;but others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire,hating even the garment defiled by the flesh (Jude 22-23).
Have you lost your passion for people to be saved? Ask the Lord to reignite a passion in your heart to preach the Gospel as your serve Him.
Some men's passion is for gold. Some men's passion is for art. Some men's passion is for fame. My passion is for souls.
~William Booth ~
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