Our church focuses on one major area per season, and for the next month, our focus is to pray and work for the souls of men.
Jesus said, “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men” (see Matthew 4:19). That sounds to me like followers of Jesus try to help others follow him, too.
I love to be around people who are soul-conscious, because they never fail to bring a conversation around to spiritual things. Yes, sports. Yes, kids. Yes, work. But also, yes, Jesus. For some people, talking about Jesus is as common as talking about the weather—it just comes out!
Followers of Jesus want others to follow him too.
This season is one of the easiest times in the year to talk about Jesus, because it is so uniquely Christian, Easter bunnies notwithstanding. Church, take every opportunity to talk about the “reason for the season.” We say that for Christmas, but it works for this season, too.
Jesus is the reason for the season, but this time, it’s not about his birth but his death and resurrection. We recently came through 1 Corinthians 15 in our sermon series, so you should have a lot of biblical information about the resurrection.
Did we study the resurrection for the knowledge? No. “Knowledge puffeth up” according to 1 Cor. 8:1, so we actually have to use the Word for it to be of any benefit.
James 1:22-25 “But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass: For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was. But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.”
Let’s not just learn about the resurrection, but live it and declare it. “I declare unto you the gospel…” 1 Cor. 15:1
It’s too good to keep to ourselves.