Mark 2:17 - On hearing this, Jesus said to them, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.”
There are many of today’s churches that end up in the same place as the Pharisees. We grow content living within our four walls. There are plenty of church events focused on growing and helping each other, but often times it stops there.
We have bible studies and breakfasts; we have retreats and campouts; we have morning church and evening church. There are so many things that focus on those in the church, but we neglect those outside of our walls.
I don’t want you to misunderstand me here, all of these things are important and good. We are told in the Word that we are to encourage and build each other up. As we live our lives in the world we need some time to fellowship with other believers.
What I am saying here is that we cannot focus all of our attention on one thing and neglect all the others. We have a job to do. Christ has told us to go into all the world and preach the gospel and that is exactly what we need to do.
Let your action be your preaching, and when the Spirit opens the door, speak into the lives of those you are helping. “It is not the healthy that need a doctor, but the sick,” Jesus said.
We must understand that while it is good to help your fellow believer, it is even better to help someone outside the church who will never be able to repay you. Get out there and minister to the people who need Jesus.