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Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Be watchful, and strengthen the things which remain, that are ready to die: for I have not found thy works perfect before God.” –Revelation 3:2
The Times-Reporter of New Philadelphia, Ohio, reported in September 1985, a celebration of a New Orleans’ municipal pool. The party around the pool was held to celebrate the first summer in memory without a drowning at the New Orleans’ city pool. In honor of the occasion, 200 people gathered, including 100 certified lifeguards. As the party was breaking up and the four lifeguards on duty began to clear the pool, they found a fully dressed body in the deep end. They tried to revive Jerome Moody, 31, but it was too late. He had drowned surrounded by lifeguards celebrating their successful season.
Central Baptist Church must guard against celebrating past victories while men's souls are still at stake. Many have been saved through our effort, but not enough! We must watch and pray. The job is not finished until Jesus comes again! Only then will we hear the words, "Well done!" Peter said, "Be sober, be vigilant..." and so we must.
The church must keep the evangelistic fires roaring. It is easy to determine when something is aflame. It ignites other material. Any fire that does not spread will eventually go out. A church without evangelism is a contradiction in terms, just as a fire that does not burn is a contradiction.
We must stay red hot for Christ, and watchful for souls! During this Missions Conference, let God stir the embers in your heart to a roaring fire of zeal and watchfulness.