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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: War and Peace (not about the book) (07/07/11)

TITLE: No soul left behind
By darrell darden
07/13/11


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No Soul Left Behind

Matthew 10: 5-7 5These twelve Jesus sent forth, and commanded them, saying, Go not into the way of the Gentiles, and into any city of the Samaritans enter ye not: 6 But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.
7And as ye go, preach, saying, the kingdom of heaven is at hand.

The Marines have a motto “no man left behind,” meaning they don’t believe in leaving any of their men behind on the battlefield, dead or alive. When you talk to servicemen about that motto you find out they are very passionate about carrying out that “duty”. We as Christians have the same mandate as the Marines “No soul left behind”. God wishes that none should perish and that all shall have eternal life. When Jesus sent out the twelve he sent them for the “lost sheep” those who had fallen by the wayside due to lack of faith and understanding. In the war for men’s souls Jesus could have just sent them after those who were willing to listen and learn, instead he sent them after those who were reluctant to believe the Gospel, holding to the fathers mandate that none should perish or be left behind.
In today’s Church era we have strayed from the example Christ set for us. Today we leave all kinds of people behind for all kinds of reasons, maybe they don’t dress right or maybe they’re not the right complexion, or maybe they’re young and full of the “world”. For whatever reason we the Church have dropped the ball. Mega churches are proliferating across America as they draw in the hungry and the thirsty, but who cares for the souls of the well off and the satisfied? Who cares for the God haters and those possessed by cults and demons? We step over the dirty and homeless as we enter into our grand edifices dressed to the nines and forsake the “great commission” to go out into the highways and byways and compel the people to receive salvation.
We are soldiers in the army of the Lord and we need to adopt the same mindset as the marines. We need to be determined that no soul is insignificant and that no one should be left behind to be devoured by the enemy.


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Linda Goergen07/16/11
Yes, I fear too many Christians have allowed evangelism to take a back burner on their priority list, for various reasons. Good message!
Camille (C D) Swanson 07/17/11
Excellent points, and well written. The church can get caught up in "someone's attire" or what their occupation is...All the things that is not consequential in living for Chirst. Good job!
Camille (C D) Swanson 07/17/11
Excellent points, and well written. The church can get caught up in "someone's attire" or what their occupation is...All the things that is not consequential in living for Christ. Good job!(Correcting the typo of Christ - it wouldn't allow me to edit!)
marcella franseen 07/18/11
Very good point. We all need to "love them like Jesus."