For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.
Luke 19:10

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Joyful Christians are Busy With the Gospel

"Christians sometimes really are wasting their lives and there is no joy in that. But Christians who invest time, effort, ingenuity, initiative, and prayer in spreading the Gospel and helping build the faith of others do not feel this self doubt. They have no reason to do so.

In a dying world, surrounded by fascinating fellow mortals who because of their sins face a lost eternity, nothing is so well worth doing as sharing the good news about Jesus and the salvation He gives. No form of love to our neighbor is so appropriate and, indeed, so urgent as evangelism. Christians who see this and are consciously, wholeheartedly committed to this good work, as Paul was before them, find joy in it, just as he did."

p.123, God's Plans for You, J.I. Packer

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