Scriptures: Jeremiah 8:20, Ecclesiastes 12:1, John 9:4
Someone has said that they have no fear that the church will not succeed, but that it will succeed in those things that do not matter. No matter how many barns are built, how much cattle is bought, how much seed is sown, or how much land is cultivated, that farmer is a failure who does not bring in the harvest. In this challenging message, Dr. Merritt explores one of the most haunting passages in all of the Bible as Jeremiah details the loss of the harvest. Today we see the harvest--the lost who need Jesus--passing us by just as quickly. Each year, 12,230,000 people die without knowing or even hearing the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
"The Hebrew word saved, nosa, literally means 'saved from judgment.' Now this is the sinner speaking, and it could either be the last words the sinner says before death, or the first words the sinner says after death. But either way, no matter what else you say or do, nothing else matters if you are not a part of the harvest." --Dr. Merritt
Keywords: harvest, Christ, evangelism, loss, lost, sinner, judgment, World A, World B, World C, Gospel, tract, Alberta, Canada, farmer, ripe, Mickey Mouse, Billy Graham, season, soul-winning, ended, dies, death, Dwight L. Moody, terminal, Ira Sankey, Jerusalem, Egypt, captive, Babylon, defeated, siege
Pastors Edge provides Bible preachers and teachers with ready-to-use resources and materials based on the preaching of Dr. James Merritt, Senior Pastor at Cross Pointe Church in Duluth, GA and host of the international broadcast ministry Touching Lives.