Let's Go Tell 'Em about Jesus
QUOTE: David Brainerd is one of the most celebrated missionaries to ever share the gospel in America. His heart was burdened for the Indians of the North Eastern portion of the United States. While visiting among the Indians on the banks of the Delaware, he once said, "I care not where I live, or what hardships I go through, so that I can but gain souls to Christ. While I am asleep, I dream of these things; as soon as I awake, the first thing I think of is this great work. All my desire is the conversion of sinners, and all my hope is in God."
1. Let me share SOMETHING WITH YOU that you may or may not have thought about: When the Lord, in His grace and mercy, reached down and touched our hearts--bringing us to salvation, He, also, at the same time, gave us an assignment: "Go tell others what I have done for you."
2. When the Lord saved and cleansed the man possessed of a demon, here's what He said, "Go home to thy friends, and tell them how great things the Lord hath done for thee, and hath had compassion on thee. And he departed, and began to publish in Decapolis how great things Jesus had done for him: and all men did marvel" (Mark 5:19-20).
3. It has been estimated that probably 95% of all church members have never led anyone to Christ. That's not right. It's not fair that we are saved and millions of family members, neighbors and friends do not know Jesus.
4. The idea behind my message this morning is this: America is crying out for answers. We have just experienced the worst loss of life on American soil since the Civil War.
a. There has never been anything to equal it. . .the tremendous suffering, the grief, the anguish over the loss of family members and friends. I'll be frank; I think our flags ought to still be at half-mast.
b. It think it's way to early to think of normalcy. Yes, going back to work is right--keeping our economy strong is important; ...
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