Jesus

Everyone is Someone to Jesus

He loves them and from His love, He’s reaching for them to be saved. This is the heart of the Father and the purpose of Jesus coming to the earth.

“For the Son of Man came to seek and save those who are lost.”

Luke‬ ‭19‬:‭10

I love how Jesus came to seek and save the lost. This is a proactive posture toward those who were far from Him. This is what He’s doing today!

He’s seeking and saving the lost and He’s using us to do it. We are His church and our mission is His mission. Our heart is His heart. Our focus is His focus. Our purpose is linked to the heartbeat of God.

Because of this truth, every church can grow, should grow, and needs to grow. Growth is good and big is not bad!

This is the mandate of the Church and when His heart becomes our heart, we want to grow. We want to reach new people and we’re willing to get on their level to connect them to Jesus.

I’ve always felt it’s ridiculous, and a waste of time to debate if churches should be small or big because people are dying and lost right NOW. They’re desperate for a living God who is real and has grace and mercy in times of need.

People are wondering, if God is real, can He help me? Of course, the answer is YES, and when we reach them, God is revealed to them.

However, our challenge is to let the heart of Jesus burn deep inside us.

When we receive the heart of the Father, we go beyond the small church/big church argument, and it becomes about reaching more people for Jesus. If everyone is someone to Jesus, then we want to grow because He wants to save more people.

Our part is to keep the main thing the main thing. People, people, people!!

Jesus made the mission clear for us.

“18. Jesus came and told his disciples, “I have been given all authority in heaven and on earth. 19. Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. 20. Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”

Matthew‬ ‭28‬:‭18‬-‭20‬

Jesus’ mission is every church’s mission today.

I believe church growth into larger sizes of people should be considered the result of us reaching people. It’s simple, lead people to Jesus and we grow and multiply.

This posture gets past the arguments and debates on church size and reaches outward with the heart of Jesus for people.

Furthermore, Jesus set this up so that everyone could reach someone.

That’s right! All of us are called to reach people!

Just think of a local church letting go of petty arguments, preferences, small-minded thinking, and reaching with Jesus for people. What could happen?

Miracles!!

This is the heart of the Father coming through His people. We must stay hungry, humble, and willing to be used by Jesus to show people who He is!

So, here are two things we can do now.

1st – Make a list of people.

Making a list of the people in our lives who are not saved, is a great step in the heart of God.

Making a list helps us pray for them consistently.

This shows intentionality, focus, love, and care for them. Praying for them will give us compassion for them and give God the chance to open doors of conversation.

This is vital when it comes to leading people to Jesus. We start by praying for them. Who do you live with, work with, live by, and more? These are the people God has brought to you to impact for eternity.

2nd – Share your story.

Sharing your story is the greatest way to share who Jesus is.

What did God do for you? This trumps arguments and debates because no one can argue your experience.

This dismantles excuses and tells a real story that articulates what Jesus did in you.

When we engage in relationships, God will come up. This is when you can share your story. Then more questions or things will come up. When this happens, go through the door and let Jesus be seen in you.

This is simple but profound.

You are someone to Jesus. He saved you and has done amazing things in you. Now it’s time to reach back out to others because everyone is someone to Jesus.

The best is yet to come,

PD

Pastor David Norris

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