How do you feel about people outside the church?

Matthew 9:36 says, “When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.” Even when Jesus was on the cross he was praying that The Father would forgive the very ones who were doing the terrible deed.

Are we like Jesus?

Do you ever think of people who are lost? When you are driving down the road in busy traffic, do you ever think about the people around you and what the condition of their Soul is? When you are in a movie theater, do you ever think about the heart of those around you? Do we ever weep as Jesus did over Jerusalem, over the people who rejected him? Or do we weep at a church service when we hear an emotional song rather than weeping over people?

Ask yourself the following questions:

Am I numb or neutral to people outside the church?

Do I intercede daily for people outside the church?

Who am I praying for now who is not a Christian?

When’s the last time I had coffee or dinner or gone to a movie and just hung out with someone who is not a Christian?

These are all good questions and adapted from “They like Jesus but not the church”. Do we weep over the lost in this world? I once heard a preacher say that if we truly were concerned for the lost, we wouldn’t sleep at night.


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