Bless-ed! 52 Blessings Your Lost Friend Doesn’t Have . . . And What You Can Do About It! (Part 6)

14 Jan

My friend “Mike” (not his real name) is unsaved. That’s biblical language for his condition before God. In trying to reach my friend, I’m becoming more aware of what I have as a believer and what my friend Mike doesn’t yet have.

In our previous posts, we’ve seen that (according to Scripture) my unsaved friends  — (1) don’t have an authoritative source for what they believe; (2) don’t have the assurance that their sins are forgiven; (3) don’t have a life-long, satisfying mission in life, (4) don’t have somewhere (beyond this world) to go with their guilt!, and (5) don’t have a community (being built by Jesus) where they can be trained to do God’s work.

Let’s consider a sixth benefit of the believer as we recognize a truth about our unbelieving friends. And it is that —


I heard the story of a professor who was being questioned by the police about a student who was guilty of a serious crime. The professor said, “Oh, yes. He was in my class. But he was never my student.” Some Christians are just “in the class” and haven’t yet realized they are now life-long students of the Word of God!

The believer in Christ has an incredible resource for life in the Word of God, the Bible. He or she can read and study and meditate on the 66 books in the Bible — and be changed in the process!

How do I pray for my unsaved friend? I can pray that he would actually join me in studying the Bible together. Just the other day I invited another friend to do a Bible study with me of John’s gospel. And he’s “checking his schedule”! Please pray for him. (to be continued)



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