The truth is that when you go out, when I say let’s go out and be the church to the unchurch, I’m not just talking about you being silent. I’m talking about us as a community of believers. This is harvest month, and when we talk about harvest month, God has called us to go out and be, He said this. He goes, He was moved with compassion.
[00:00:17] Jesus said he was moved with compassion. Here’s the question. The question is, He was moved with compassion. But why? Why was he moved with compassion? What did he see? What was he looking at for him to be moved with compassion? What was he looking at? He was looking at people because God still is about people.
[00:00:38] It all is because that God’s for God’s so love the world for, He so loved the world that he gave his only begotten. Yeah, that never gets old. Some of us take those things for granted, but he, soul of the world that he gave, he the remedy is still the same and Jesus is still the answer for the world today.
[00:00:56] Jesus is still the gospel message of the kingdom has to be preached to the world outside of the church. You can hear it and you can say, Amen. I want you to say amen, but I want you to say yes to the call of God for us to go out and be laborers. I. Yep. Laborers. Laborers. That’s what he’s saying. What does it mean to be, Do you love people enough?
[00:01:18] Do I’m asking that God would put compassion on the inside of us. You love people enough. You don’t judge ’em and you don’t look at ’em. That’s just cuz they look different than you or they come from different backgrounds or they come from different denominations. It doesn’t matter What it is there’s only one race.
[00:01:34] Are you in Christ? Are you not in Christ? That’s what God is asking us today. Will you be moved with compassion when we go out and we sure you’ll leave here. That’s what you do. What we do every Sunday, you’ll leave here. Some of you’ll go out to eat, some of you may go home. All of you better be back at four o’clock for the family fair.
[00:01:55] And then we start Monday and we start Tuesday and we start the rest of our week. How many times do we pass people who do not know Jesus? Let me ask it this. Raise your hand if you know somebody who does not know the Lord. Does everybody in this room? Most everybody. I’m telling you, I’m passing people all the time.
[00:02:19] I wanna talk to ’em all the time. I’m gonna be like Jesus. What did he see? He saw people scattered and he saw that they were weary. The first he says, first they were weary. Then he said he saw that they were scatter. . Then he saw them, that they didn’t have a shepherd. This is all that means they don’t know Jesus.
[00:02:38] Because if they knew Jesus, they wouldn’t be weary because he says, Come under me, argue that are weary and heavy laden and I’ll give you rest. Yeah, so he takes care of that. Let’s fool that to the side. Then he says he saw him scattered. What does it mean? What does it mean to be scattered? Listen, the only reason why people will be scatter.
[00:03:00] Is because they’re scared. Fear scatters people. You heard Sergeant Buck say Covid, all the stuff just happened has scattered people. So the truth is when he says this, that coming to me, all you that are heavy late, and Vanessa has a thing that she’s diagnosed in my life, she said, You’re scattered brains.
[00:03:18] You know what I’m saying? She’s just, she didn’t even, He had to go to the doctor. She died. Self-diagnosed. He goes, You scattered brain, which means that my thoughts are not together. Here’s what God says when you come into the body of. There’s unity in him as he unites us together. So they still hadn’t changed.
[00:03:33] The answer is they need to come see Jesus. They need to come Jesus. And then he saw that they were without a shepherd. He’s the good shepherd. Come on. Matter of fact, he’s not just the Good Shepherd, Aaron, but he’s the one that leaves the 99 to go get the one. How many aren’t you glad that he left the 99 to come get you?
[00:03:52] You could be like, Hey, you need to come get everybody else. But I’m telling you what, it was a glad day in my house when he came and got. And picked me up out of the, my clay and set my feet on a rock and pulled me out of the darkness and pulled me into the light and pulled me out of a life of destitution.
[00:04:10] I was lost without him. I was blind without him. I was nothing without him. But he came and found me and called me a son. He put a rob of righteousness on me and he called me and he called my. And he knows me by my name. And now I’m a child of God and I’m a son of God and I’m a heir joint. He with Christ, I’m blessed over here.
[00:04:33] Blessed any where I go. Why? Because I’m in Christ. And if anybody is in Christ, he’s a new creation. Hallelujah. And the oldest passed away and the new has come because he is one that’s still saving those and coming out of darkness it into his marvelous life. Yeah. Come on. Now I’m gonna ask you one more question.
[00:04:53] How many of you remember the day that you came outta darkness and into his marvelous life? Don’t you see, like I, I’m thinking at some . I’m looking at some of you, and I see you, Patrice, got that smile on your face because you realize you remember that day. You remember that day when you came out. I was eight years old after the cosmic show when I got saved, and I’m telling you what, my life has never been the same again.
[00:05:17] I believe that because this month is harvest month and I’m ending by saying, . I want us to fill this place up with people who don’t know Jesus. Yeah. And at least he or. Just two, two options. Either you witness to ’em and get ’em saved or bring ’em to church. You catch ’em, we’ll clean them. . You catch ’em.
[00:05:39] We will absolutely clean them. Cause you know what, When Vanessa and I go fishing, she never has to take a fish off her hook. She’ll sl swing it around and a fish fla it in my face and I grab it and take the and I’m the one that, that has to retrieve it. And you know what? I don’t mind because.
[00:05:55] Loves to fish and she fish with me. So here’s what if you are not, you don’t know it. You have a fishing license that’s being issued this morning. You are all fishers of men this morning. All of you are fishers of men this morning. All of you are fishers of men. This morning. I’m issue you a license. Some of you need a super combo license.
[00:06:13] If you don’t know what that is, that’s a hunting and a fishing license. I want you to go hunt the devil, and I want you to fish from men. I want you to hunt Satan and say, Satan, you have no place. Neither do we give you any or for my family, or for my people, or for my friends, or for my loved ones. I’m hunting you, I’m coming after you.
[00:06:29] And then I want you to put that license to the side and pull out your fishing license. And I want you to catch those that don’t know Jesus and really. Come on, do with me. Reel them in. Reel ’em in. And I’m telling you, use whatever you gotta do. Reel them in because I believe that there’s a revival that’s being released in the land, and God is going to use men and women who are gonna say yes to the call of God on their life and go out and bring those that are lost into the kingdom of God for such a time as this.
[00:07:02] Amen. Stand up. I’m gonna pray for you right now in the name of Jesus. God is about to, I’m telling you, he’s releasing. He wants to use you. He wants to use you. One of the things that’s in our tackle box is his. that nobody knows about it. It’s a secret weapon, but I’m gonna tell y’all about it. It’s a spray that I spray on my lures and I got it from my good friend Johnny Talon.
[00:07:25] And he was spraying this stuff on the lures and I went and got some. And the truth is, it’s smell good. So here’s what I wanna tell You’all today, is that you have the aroma of Christ on you. Sir, I want you to hear this. I smell good. Go ahead and say it. I smell good. Yeah. Some of y’all. Or lying. But truth is
[00:07:47] You smell good when you wake up in the morning, and this is what I do. And Vanessa, she can’t, we can’t be in the same bathroom together because the truth is that when I get ready, I spray a aura of stuff and I walk in like the Glory Cloud. You know what I’m saying? That’s how I put y’all. Don’t do that.
[00:08:03] Okay? That’s just me then. Okay, I do that. And so I’m saying you have the aroma of Christ every morning. Get up. Pray and then you will see that God will anno. I said pray, and then the anointing of God will come on you and that people. Smell the goodness. They’d be like, What is that instead? And they say the same thing, but they saying it different.
[00:08:26] They go, What is that? You go, That’s the Roman of Christ. That’s, You say it’s not by L’Oreal? No, it’s not by Larry L’Oreal. But it is by the Holy Spirit and the power of God that’s being released. Because some people will be like, What is that? And some people be like, What is that? But that’s aroma of death to those that are perish.
[00:08:45] But when they smell life on you, they’ll come in. Want to know what that life is? So spray it up, pray it up so that God can do what he wants to do in your life. Lift your hands. I’m praying that God would annoying you, and I wanna see people here that’s gonna get, that’s gonna get saved. Don’t you wanna see people saved?
[00:09:03] Don’t you wanna see people? I’m tired of CNN talking about this and talking about dad and talking about his craziness. I want them to talk about, hey, there was a revival that broke out in thumb, Thumb over here in aisle nine, revival on aisle nine, and I want them to talk about Starbucks line was not held up because the line was long, but somebody got healed of cancer and they got healed of, and of a mental illness.
[00:09:23] And I’m believing that God is gonna release his power. He said in the last days he would pour out his spirit on all flesh. Lord, would you do it right now? Yes, Lord. Would you do it right now? Come on, say it with me, Lord. Would you do it? Would you do it right now and then say, Lord, would you do it right now in me?
[00:09:42] Would you do it right now? I feel it’s presence in this place right now. Lord, I thank you that you’re here. Would you do it in me? Lord, Do it in me. Change the way that I think. Change the way that I am. Do it in me Lord. No longer I’m praying for boldness. Boldness, Boldness. The Bible said that the righteous are as bold as a lion, and I’m praying, Lord, that you were to help them.
[00:10:05] Lord right now to call those Yes. And he’s as simple as, Hey, have you, would you come to church with me? Would you just come? Would you, do you know who Jesus is? Would you, Lord? I’m praying for boldness and that we would be first responders. We would be first responders. We would respond with compassion.
[00:10:25] We would respond with the love of Jesus and we would respond with being the light and salt that you’ve called us to be. So I thank you Lord for that in Jesus name.
Chris is a graduate of Christ for the Nations and The King’s University. Chris first joined staff at Sojourn Church in Carrollton, Texas in 1996, and has served as Pastor of Children’s Ministry, Youth and Families. In January 2020, Chris began serving as Lead Pastor. Chris and Vanessa have been married since 1998 and have four children.