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Dramatic Rescue from a Burning Car

This dramatic video shows an incredible rescue operation by average citizens.  They knew if they didn’t respond, this family would die. At no concern for their safety, they plunged into the fire to save them.   They fervently fought back the flames.  They desperately worked to free them from the wreckage.  It was an awesome achievement!  Spiritually speaking, I notice these parallels:

Jude 1:22-23 (NIV) 22 Be merciful to those who doubt; 23 snatch others from the fire and save them…”

James 5:19-20 (NIV) 19 My brothers, if one of you should wander from the truth and someone should bring him back,
20 remember this: Whoever turns a sinner from the error of his way will save him from death and cover over a multitude of sins.

1 Corinthians 9:22-23 (NIV) 22…I have become all things to all men so that by all possible means I might save some. 23 I do all this for the sake of the gospel, that I may share in its blessings.

1. Do I have the same sense of urgency for those who don’t know Jesus Christ?

2. What am I willing to risk to help bring someone to Jesus?

3. Do I treat eternity like it’s a life-and-death matter?

Jesus has asked believers in joining his rescue operation.  He has taken the pain for us. He has “snatched us from the fire”.  Let us live with urgency. Let us point people to the life-saving nature of Jesus Christ.

John 3:16-17 (NIV) 16 “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. 17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.

Penn’s Video “Gift of a Bible”

“How much do you have to hate a guy NOT to tell him about heaven?”  Devout atheist Penn Jillette (from Penn & Teller) poses a great challenge to all believers.  Here, he gives pause to reflect the impact of one man’s gift:

1. He respects those who are outspoken for their Christian [or any] beliefs.

2. He respects those who express a genuine care for others. [in this case, for eternity]

3. He respects those who intelligently, cordially conduct themselves.

What’s your excuse for not sharing the Good News?

In his book, “The Unchurched Next Door” Tom S. Ranier says,  “82% of all unchurched people would “MOST LIKELY” visit a church if invited by someone they know.”  Sadly, “less than 2% of Christians have invited someone in the last year.”  Staggering.

1 Peter 3:15-16 (NIV) 15 But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect, 16 keeping a clear conscience, so that those who speak maliciously against your good behavior in Christ may be ashamed of their slander.

I showed this video at our church to remind our people about how sometimes the little things we say or do can make a big difference.  I hope this inspires you to share the Good News.  Keep praying for Penn.  He is a talented man, and I hope to see him in heaven some day.