“Then departed Barnabas to Tarsus, for to seek Saul” Acts 11:25
When Paul left for Tarsus, it looked as if he had gone into a sea of forgetfulness, no one remembered him. But Barnabas departed to Tarsus to look for Paul. As a group leader, when a member of your group has not been to church two or three times; are you concerned? God expects us to be our brother’s keeper. That is why we are subdivided into cells and groups for ease of fellowship. Everyone is an extension of the Pastor. You belong to the same cell or group; therefore, you should notice who is not in church and then put a call across to the person.
The church is all about people. We are all members of the same body – everyone should look after the other person. The difference between coming to church and watching a telecast is fellowship. Do not get too busy to look out for other people in the church. No matter how big the church is, make it a point of duty to connect with at least one new person every Sunday. Imagine if you connect to one person a week, within a year, your life would have positively impacted 52 people and by extension 52 families. Stop and ask yourself, since the beginning of this year to date, who have you affected? Who is in the church today because you looked out for him or her?
Barnabas went to Tarsus to look for Paul and brought him back. Today you can hardly preach without quoting Paul because somebody picked him up and believed in him. Who are you picking up in church? It’s not difficult for a church to be filled, it only takes everyone who attends that church most especially leaders to make a quality decision that I must bring one person to church and establish that person. You will discover that in few years the church will be filled. If others will not, you can decide to be different.
Further Reading: Acts 11:25-26, Luke 15:3-9
Daily Bible Reading: Morning- 2 Kings 1-3; Evening- Luke 24:1-35