Many of our members say that their church life is one of the main reasons for their happiness. This has happened because we make God’s desire our number one priority. God wants all men to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth (1 Tim 2:4). God does not want anyone to perish, but for everyone to come to repentance (1 Pet 3:9). The happiness we experience is a reward from God for seeking to fulfill his wishes.
Some say that it’s impossible for them to find non-believers even though they’re willing to help others come to know Christ. Their difficulty is understandable, since the Korean-American population in Houston is limited. But that does not mean that there is no one left to be saved. If Jesus were to return today, based on the number of Korean-American churches in Houston and their average attendance, the majority of Korean-Americans in Houston would not enter heaven. Thousands would go to hell. It is our mission to find these people and help them receive Jesus Christ.
One reason why some people can’t find non-believers may be that they’re not ready to lead someone to Christ. A person becoming a Christian is God’s work and belongs to the sovereignty of God. So does meeting someone who would become a believer. Those who become believers are led by God to people who are prepared. If God led them to the unprepared, non-believers might experience disappointment rather than be helped. So people who want to be used by God must be ready to love and serve non-believers. They must also appeal to God: “Lord, I am ready. Send me people who are to be saved. I will love and serve them in Your name.”
Next, a list should be made of people who need to be saved. It should be a collective effort by all house church members. I would suggest the following:
House church members meet with the sole purpose of finding people who need Christ. Let us assume that 5 members are gathered. Each member lists 5 people whom they are in daily contact with. Then they list another 5 people who are friends or relatives of each person on the list. Each member then has 25 names. Prayerfully go over the list to determine who is most ready to become a Christian or who needs Jesus the most. Each member submits this person’s name and house church members start praying for them whenever they meet. It is prayers like these that make someone accept Jesus as their Savior and Lord.
Every morning I pray over the names of about 100 people who need to be saved. The list includes the people who recently joined our church and unbelieving spouses of our church members. If house church members keep on praying as I do, they will see fruit. And even if they do not see anyone come to Christ soon, they will be rewarded by God for their faithfulness.
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