Not a Numbers Game
Saving souls and bringing Gods word to the people is not about how many people are in attendance. It’s not a numbers game, it’s about who you’re serving; who you’re feeding; who you’re reaching. It’s about reaching that one lost person. Jesus came back for “doubting Thomas” because he did not believe, he was lost (John 20:19-31). The Bible tells us about the lady who had 10 pieces of silver and lost 1 piece; she continually swept and searched until she found it; it was lost and she had to reclaim it. (Luke 15:8-10)
Being able to teach and preach the Word of God is not about quantity it’s about quality. It’s about healing the sick and rescuing the lost. It’s not about gaining an audience for worldly acclaim. Saving souls is about bringing light into the darkness and if that means reaching just one person as opposed to the audience of a mega church then God will be glorified (James 5:20). There’s nothing wrong with mega churches but within that setting people get lost, they get left behind and are not able to find their way. The question is who are you serving? Jesus came to serve and save lives. He washed the feet of the disciples, serving them not waiting to be served by them. As Kingdom people, people of God walking in the Word we are called to serve and not be served; to reveal Gods glory not to be glorified. Jesus had very large audiences most of the time but He also served in more intimate settings, He healed, raised the dead, gave sight to the blind and found the lost but He also requested that the news of this be kept private. He did not crave an audience. His business was just to spread the Good News and bring Salvation to the people. He was not interested in “numbers”, he was interested in serving.