May 15 2012
Years ago I asked a congregation of about a hundred people, "How many of you have ever been lost? Really lost? Aware of the fact you were lost. If you died as you were would you surely have gone to hell? How many of you were in a conscious state of lostness?"
Four hands went up.
"How many of you are saved?" All hands went up.
"Isn't that amazing. Christ came to seek and to save that which was lost. The only kind of people He can save are lost people."
Do you know why more people aren't being saved these days? It is because our inadequate and improper use of the Word of God has disarmed the Spirit of God from the only tool with which He provided Himself to bring men and women to an awareness of their guilt and conviction of their sin. It is the law of God that is the schoolmaster to bring men and women to Christ. It is the truth of the holiness of God. (Galatians:3:24, 25).
--Paris Reidhead (Missionary, pastor, teacher. Known for his sermon "Ten Shekels and a Shirt").