The Lost

Three Steps to Reaching the Lost

I will never forget losing my son at a shopping mall. He was about three years old at the time, and, like most three year olds, he had a ton of energy. At first we were having a great time looking at the footballs, basketballs, and all the other “boy stuff.” But as I was testing some of the new golf clubs, I realized I had taken my eyes off my son. He was gone! It was at that moment my wife walked around the corner. When she saw my countenance she said, “You lost him!” With her eyes piercing right through me, I felt like the biggest loser in the world! Diligently, we began searching and discovered him nearby. What a time of rejoicing we had when we finally embraced him.

Now consider the people all around us who are spiritually lost. Even sadder is that most of the people in this world do not even realize they are lost! Spurgeon once said, “I do not know if there is a more dreadful word in the English language than that word lost.”

Jesus said in Luke 19:10, “For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.” As Christians, we have the same mission today. The Lord has commissioned us to go into this world and preach the Gospel to everyone! How can we reach the lost around us?

1. Understand Your Purpose: Soulwinning is one of the baselines of a Christian. We can offer no excuses; the command is clear, and we need to embrace this purpose with a heart of obedience.

2. Unleash with Passion: We should not approach our purpose half-heartedly. When I was looking for my lost son, I had plenty of passion. I was running around that store shouting out his name, asking strangers, “Did you see a little boy?” I didn’t care what others thought about me; I was on a mission—to find my lost son!

3. Undauntedly Persevere: I was not going to give up the search for my son until I found him. Why do we give up on lost people so quickly? Keep praying for them; keep sharing the Gospel with them. Don’t lose sight of the fact they are lost!

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