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(One soul could mean many)

Andrew brought Simon- just one. But that was many, for under God, Simon brought three thousand souls in one day! It has been estimated that probably 95% of church members have never lead anyone to Christ. I like what Paul say’s in 1 Cor 9:19 " I made myself a servant unto all, that I might gain the more." Why have we lost the spirit of a servant in this day? Didn’t Jesus say, "From henceforth thou shalt catch men"? Who ever told you to stop or to never try? The reward for the soul winner is surely great!

Think on this. With all our education, our fine buildings, our image of the church we are doing less to win people to Christ than our early church UNSCHOOLED forefather’s did. Were no longer fisher’s of men but keepers of the aquarium, and we spend most of our time swiping fish from each other’s bowl. I love our foundation of this church and what God has done in the past has been great. But I dare not look to the past and live off of their blessings! I want my own and you should too! Yet it will take getting your hands dirty, it takes time from our busy schedules, it takes knowing God’s word, prayer, fasting, unity, obedience, humbleness, faith, energy, money, love, to get out of our comfort zones, the power of the Holy Ghost and on and on! For this labor the reward for the soul winner is surely great!

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