Luke 15:4, “Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep and loses one of them. Doesn’t he leave the ninety-nine in the open country and go after the lost sheep until he finds it?”
Jesus in the above passage gave the heart that every gospel preacher should have- just one more. We in the church shouldn’t be comfortable and content with our own salvation while people around us are perishing and headed to an eternal lake of fire (Revelation 21:8).
The gospel is not an optional upgrade for humanity’s benefit; it is the only means for our salvation and deliverance from the wrath of God (Ephesians 5:6).
Paul said concerning God’s judgment on sinners in 2 Corinthians 5:11 (KJV), “Knowing therefore the terror of the Lord, we persuade men.” As a result, we should be motivated both by God’s amazing love to save everyone who calls on His name and by the certain expectation of His terrifying judgment, which will consume His enemies (Hebrews 10:26-27).
I would like to end this topic on soul winning with a true story about a man in history who loved the Jewish people and helped save many of their lives during the Nazi Holocaust. His name was Oskar Schindler and he lived in Poland during World War II. He secretly bought Jewish people’s freedom and helped them move away from German held territories. Though he was a rich man, at the end of the war he was poor because he gave all he had to help over a thousand Jews survive and avoid the Nazi death camps.
In the movie, Schindler’s List, he is shown at the end of the war taking off his golden pendant (which could have been sold to buy the freedom of more Jews) and saying, “I could have gotten one more person, and I didn’t. And I didn’t!” Over six million Jews lost their lives during the holocaust and he was only able to save around 1,000 people. What if others would have done the same? How many more could have been spared? Thank God for what Oskar Schindler did, but I wonder how many others just sat by and did nothing?
In light of eternity how much more valuable is the eternal soul of just one person? Today there are literally millions of souls headed for hell right now. How much of your life are you willing to give so that others can know Jesus? I pray that you will join with me in the cause of Jesus Christ and preach the gospel to all those around you because there is always, “One more.”
Are you doing all that you can to preach the gospel to lost people around you?
- Repent of a hard heart if you haven’t been giving your all for the lost.
- Pray for God to give you a heart of compassion that can always see the one lost sheep.
- Preach, pray and plug away because there is always, “One more!”