Is there anyone you know that you regard as a hopeless case? Perhaps every time you look around the person is in trouble with the law. Or maybe he spends his life hanging out on the street corner, refusing to work and become a productive citizen. Or maybe she claims to be an atheist and hates everything Christian.
But actually, these are the kinds of people Christ came and died for. The premise of the gospel is that all of us—including you and me—were without hope and needed a Savior. That being the case, no one is beyond the reach of the life-changing power of the gospel.
We all know about Saul of Tarsus in the Bible. This guy hated the people of God so much he persecuted the church. But here is what God said to His servant Ananias about Saul: “He is a chosen vessel to me” (Act 9:15). God didn’t say this about Saul after his conversion but during the time he was in the act of persecuting the Christian church!
While Saul was on the road to Damascus, authorized by the chief priest to bind all that call on the name of the Lord, Saul met the Lord. His life was miraculously changed. He became Paul the apostle, the most passionate and productive servant of Christ in the first century.
Saul’s experience is a powerful example of the life-changing power of the gospel. It also underscores the fact that no one is too lost to be saved.
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