Luke 19:1-10

Luke 19:1-10

Imagine what would happen...if each one of us went out and affected one person's life to bring Jesus to them... What affect might Jesus have on the lives of those people who are within your sphere of influence if you take the time to get to know them.We, as believers, are so short-sighted. People are so short-sighted. We only look at what makes us comfortable. We look at our own lives. And we sometimes hoard or hog Jesus to ourselves. Jesus did not come for me. Jesus came for us. Jesus not only came for us. Jesus came for the world. Jesus’ desire was that all men might be saved, but yet, so often, we allow our emotions, we allow how we feel about other people, to affect us so much that we would withhold Jesus from them…

Do you know Jesus loves you? You probably heard that a million times, and if you’ve come to this church very often, you’ve heard it many times. Jesus loves you. I don’t want you to leave here today without knowing Jesus loves you. And Jesus would like to come to your house today. What would He be coming to?…

By the way, did I tell you, Jesus loves you? He desires to have a relationship with you. He desires to be a part of your life. He doesn’t care who you are. He doesn’t care what you’ve done. He doesn’t care what you’re doing. He wants to be a part of your life because He cares for you…

We’re not going to change anybody’s life, but we can introduce them to Jesus. We’re not going to be the reason why someone stands up and says, “I give half my possessions away.” Jesus will always be that reason, but we may be the representative that Jesus chooses to use to come into their life and into their home…

Imagine what would happen, just in our community, if each one of us went out and affected one person’s life to bring Jesus to them, and they had this kind of a change. You’ve seen a rock dropped into a pond? Nice, smooth surface. You drop a rock in it, and it ripples, and the affect of that one stone grows bigger and bigger and bigger and bigger. What affect might Jesus have on the lives of those people who are within your sphere of influence if you would just take the time to get to know them.

Dave Elkins