How Do I Love Them? (Loving Souls)

There are lots of souls in the world in need of a Savior. We can ignore them, and remain comfortable in our normal lives. Or, we can change our perspective and see the world differently, and act accordingly. Soul-winning and loving souls demands change and sacrifice, and is not always easy, but it is pleasing to God, which should be one of our highest goals. How do we accomplish this new perspective?

Get the mind of Christ
Romans 5:8–10 (NKJV)  8 But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. 9 Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him. 10 For if when we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, much more, having been reconciled, we shall be saved by His life.

Look Through Harvest Eyes
John 4:34–35 (NKJV)  34 Jesus said to them, “My food is to do the will of Him who sent Me, and to finish His work. 35 Do you not say, ‘There are still four months and then comes the harvest’? Behold, I say to you, lift up your eyes and look at the fields, for they are already white for harvest!

Learn the Saving Word
Ephesians 1:13–14 (NKJV)
13 In Him you also trusted, after you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation; in whom also, having believed, you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise,
Romans 10:14–15 (NKJV)
14 How then shall they call on Him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in Him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher? 15 And how shall they preach unless they are sent?  As it is written:
“How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the gospel of peace, Who bring glad tidings of good things!”

Live in the Spirit
Galatians 5:16–18 (NKJV)
16 I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh. 17 For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; and these are contrary to one another, so that you do not do the things that you wish. 18 But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law.

Walking in the Spirit

Walk in the Spirit…
…Not in the Lust of the Flesh

The Struggle Within

Freedom from the Law

 

Acts 1:8 (NKJV)  8 But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”

Witnessing through the Spirit
Power in the Spirit
Driven to Witness
The Local and Global Impact

Thanks Giving
(Giving with Thanks)

Attitude of Thankfulness
Leviticus 22:29 (NKJV) And when you offer a sacrifice of thanksgiving to the Lord, offer it of your own free will.

Praise Through Thanksgiving
Psalm 69:30 (NKJV) I will praise the name of God with a song,
And will magnify Him with thanksgiving.

The Priority of Thanksgiving
Psalm 100:4 (NKJV) Enter into His gates with thanksgiving,
And into His courts with praise.
Be thankful to Him, and bless His name.

Praying With Thanksgiving
Philippians 4:6–7 (NKJV) Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; 7 and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

Worship in Thanksgiving
Revelation 7:12 (NKJV) saying: “Amen! Blessing and glory and wisdom, Thanksgiving and honor and power and might, Be to our God forever and ever. Amen.”

As you have received, Give (Share) the Love and Kindness of Jesus Christ with Thanksgiving
2 Corinthians 10:1 (NLT)
Now I, Paul, appeal to you with the gentleness and kindness of Christ….
Proverbs 3:28 (NLT)
28 If you can help your neighbor now, don’t say,
“Come back tomorrow, and then I’ll help you.”

Love Your Neighbor
Luke 10:27–37 (NKJV) So he answered and said, “ ‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind,’ and ‘your neighbor as yourself.’ ”
28 And He said to him, “You have answered rightly; do this and you will live.”  29 But he, wanting to justify himself, said to Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?”
30 Then Jesus answered and said: “A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among thieves, who stripped him of his clothing, wounded him, and departed, leaving him half dead.  31 Now by chance a certain priest came down that road. And when he saw him, he passed by on the other side. 32 Likewise a Levite, when he arrived at the place, came and looked, and passed by on the other side.  33 But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was. And when he saw him, he had compassion. 34 So he went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine; and he set him on his own animal, brought him to an inn, and took care of him.  35 On the next day, when he departed, he took out two denarii, gave them to the innkeeper, and said to him, ‘Take care of him; and whatever more you spend, when I come again, I will repay you.’  36 So which of these three do you think was neighbor to him who fell among the thieves?”  37 And he said, “He who showed mercy on him.”
Then Jesus said to him, “Go and do likewise.”

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