We are beginning a series this morning asking the question “Who’s your one?”. God has made it his primary mission to glorify himself through the redemption and reconciliation of all things. Specifically, he has made it a priority to provide redemption to mankind through the saving work of Jesus Christ. In order to accomplish this mission, he has given believers the task of spreading the message of the Gospel. I am amazed that God would choose to use frail humanity to accomplish his mission, yet he has graciously called us to be a part of his redemptive purpose. The task of making disciples of all nations can seem daunting. However, it all begins with one. If every believer could find at least one person to reach with the Gospel, we could make incredible strides in fulfilling God’s mission! Therefore, over the next month, we are challenging the people of our church to find one person whom they can reach with the Gospel!
In Mark 2:13-17, we find the lengths that Jesus went to reach people with the Gospel. Jesus intentionally reached the outcast of society because he knew their need of redemption. Jesus was far more concerned with the eternal destiny of others than with public perception. Jesus was far more concerned with the spiritual well-being of the sinner than he was his own physical well-being. I believe that this story challenges us to consider the question “What would you do to reach one?” I pray that this story would encourage us to be more vigilant in bringing the Gospel to those who desperately need it!