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Who Is Your One

Luke 15:7 (ESV) … “Just so, I tell you, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance.”

That is what heaven is like. Ninety-nine self-righteous people who keep all the rituals, festivals, and rules bring no joy to heaven. One sinner confessing his sin and repenting sets off party time in heaven. God is concerned about the lost who will admit they are lost and turn back to him. He wants people to put the sinful life behind them and follow him. Pharisees never do this. Why? They never realize they are lost! They always count themselves among the saved, even though they have never repented of their sins. Start the party in heaven today. Repent of your sins and be saved.[1]

Imagine if every member of our church could answer that question with the name of a person—a person for whom they’re praying and with whom they’re sharing the gospel. How would it change our church? How would it change the world?

God’s people don’t merely need another method for evangelism. What they need is a white-hot passion to see people who are far from God experience the new life He offers through Jesus Christ. It doesn’t matter how many buildings we construct, churches we plant or sermons we preach if we’re not intent on doing everything so that lost men, women and children will experience the transforming work of God. Without that one thing, we fail.

That is why the Southern Baptist have launched Who’s Your One. This effort is designed to mobilize every Southern Baptist to identify one person in his or her relational network to pray for and share the gospel.

Below is a link to identify who your one can be in 2021!

[1] Butler, T. C. (2000). Luke (Vol. 3, p. 249). Nashville, TN: Broadman & Holman Publishers.

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