Thursday, March 26, 2015

sharing Jesus with others

Luke 14:23  NLT
So his master said, ‘Go out into the country lanes and behind the hedges and urge anyone you find to come, so that the house will be full.

Twice each year the world descends on our community as the NASCAR world comes to town for racing at Martinsville Speedway.  Thousands of people from the racing community as well as race fans come to town for a few days, and this provides an opportunity to talk with people about Jesus.

That is why for the last 28 races, 14 years, I have chosen to be part of Raceway Ministries Martinsville where we offer worship services, free refreshments and serve disabled fans through the use of passenger golf cart rides.  All this takes place so that we can be ambassadors of Christ.

To urge people to meet Jesus isn’t an option, it’s an obligation.  To share Christ with people and invite people to meet him is a responsibility, and it is also an opportunity to help people change their lives forever.

God will do this, for he is faithful to do what he says, and he has invited you into partnership with his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

Before we invited anyone to meet Jesus He invited us to meet Him, to have our sins forgiven and our lives changed forever.  I have found this to be reality, and I have met thousands of people through the years that have trusted Jesus and began to help others along their journey.

Helping others opens doors to talk or share a conversation.  When we realize that life is meant to be lived with purpose, we will make sure our lives count.  I want my life to count.

John 1:12  NLT
But to all who believed him and accepted him, he gave the right to become children of God.

Take this as a reminder.  Far too many people, good people, get caught up in the busyness of life and miss telling others how sweet it is to know Jesus and to find purpose and strength.

Our church exists to share Christ with people and to give God glory.  We love to serve people, but it is also easy to simply meet needs without sharing Jesus with the people we help.  We cannot let that happen.

May our lives count as we share our savior with others!

NOTE: Thank you to all who prayed for my mom.  Her surgery went well yesterday, and she will have surgery again in a few weeks.  Now she will move to a rehab center in Tulsa, Oklahoma 

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