Why Should I Care
People are always afraid when we come to the subject of evangelism. Many are motivated by guilt, others are motivated by manipulation, and others are totally unmotivated because their manipulation and guilt has already worn out and they can't be moved from their position of complacency.
Nevertheless we can not get away from the fact that God has called everyone of us to share His love and the good news of salvation with those that are around us.
14 How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? (NIV)
We are told through the scriptures that we will be held accountable for those.
7 "Son of man, I have made you a watchman for the house of Israel; so hear the word I speak and give them warning from me.
8 When I say to the wicked, 'O wicked man, you will surely die,' and you do not speak out to dissuade him from his ways, that wicked man will die for his sin, and I will hold you accountable for his blood. (NIV) Many of us are afraid to open our mouths because we are ridiculed; yet we really do care!
I want to take an opportunity tonight to paint for you four different kinds of motivation of why I should care.
I. Because I am blessed!
II Kings 6 and 7 records the story of the sieges of Samaria by King Aram. Because of the siege and the famine of the land, the people experienced a food shortage so severe it drove the people to cannibalism. To survive mothers literally ate their children. Doomed to die with the rest of the city, four outcast lepers decided on a desperate plan to enter the camp of the Armenians and surrender and they said "If they spare us we live, if they kill us we die." II Kings 7:4
To their amazement the lepers found the camp deserted. God has caused the Armenian army "To hear the sounds of the chariots and horses and a great army." II Kings 7:6 The Armenians concluded the K ...
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