Do you believe that Jesus could come back any day? What if he came this year. I recall the story in the Bible about the rich man who gave “talents” to his servents:
Mat 25:14-25 For the kingdom of heaven is as a man travelling into a far country, who called his own servants, and delivered unto them his goods. (15) And unto one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one; to every man according to his several ability; and straightway took his journey. (16) Then he that had received the five talents went and traded with the same, and made them other five talents. (17) And likewise he that had received two, he also gained other two. (18) But he that had received one went and digged in the earth, and hid his lord’s money. (19) After a long time the lord of those servants cometh, and reckoneth with them. (20) And so he that had received five talents came and brought other five talents, saying, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me five talents: behold, I have gained beside them five talents more. (21) His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord. (22) He also that had received two talents came and said, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me two talents: behold, I have gained two other talents beside them. (23) His lord said unto him, Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord. (24) Then he which had received the one talent came and said, Lord, I knew thee that thou art an hard man, reaping where thou hast not sown, and gathering where thou hast not strawed: (25) And I was afraid, and went and hid thy talent in the earth: lo, there thou hast that is thine.
My question to you today is this: Are you using all the talents that God has given to you to reach your area for the Lord? Some churches have soul-winning. Some add bus ministry. Others add youth ministry. Many support missions. Many others have a Christian school. Some even have a rescue mission or reformers anonymous. All of these ways of reaching your city for the Lord are great, but are you using ALL the resources – “talents” – that God has given to you to reach the lost? If not, you are doing like the man who hid his talent until his Lord came back and then he told him he buried it in the ground.
What if the Lord came back this year? He could and might. Could you say that you have done everything possible to reach the lost? Could you say you used every talent? What will you say if the Lord asks you why you never bought the Automated Church Prospecting System? What will you do? I believe that never before in the history of the world have we had a chance to get the gospel to EVERY CREATURE. We have a system that dials as many as 10,000 people in one hour. One church did that for a special day and had 40 new families come to their special day. Have you tried to have a day like that? You could if you had this system.
Do you really believe that Jesus is coming back? If so, are you doing EVERYTHING you can. If you don’t have our system yet, you are not doing everything you can and you will most likely be ashamed to tell the Lord that you had a chance to have this system but you “hid it in the sand” like the man in the story from the bible. Why don’t you make this the best year in your church? Why don’t you reach as many people as you can this year? Why don’t you actually live as if Jesus really is coming back and you want to alert as many thousands as you can so He will say, “Well done, thou good and faithful servant”?
Contact me today, Pastor David Williams of Bay Area Baptist Ministries, and let me give you the SOUL-WINNING TOOL OF THE 21ST CENTURY.