Y’all Need Jesus & And That is Ok Because We All Do

By lan Warner


Have you ever been talking with a group of people, and the only thing you can think to yourself is, “Y’all Need Jesus”? There will be more and more of these thoughts coming to you the way the world is going. But what should you do with these thoughts? Looking at people and saying y’all need Jesus is not enough. Jesus is coming back, and we have no idea when he is coming back (Matthew 24:40-44) and we must get more souls ready.

Many Christians do not share the Gospel because they fear being judgy or being seen as thinking you are better than others. John 12:43 says, “For they loved the glory that comes from man more than the glory that comes from God.”

To follow Christ, you have to let go of what people have to say about you. Jesus was called a liar, and he was constantly mocked, but he continued to speak the truth. To follow him, you have to be willing to suffer for him and continue to speak the truth.

Instead of focusing on what other people will think of you, focus on how much they will feel loved when they come to grips with the fact that they need Jesus in their life? That is true love, to sacrifice being liked so that they would know the truth.

Here are some other things to consider when thinking through the fact that “Y’all need Jesus”

Invite People to Know Jesus Through Your Need for Jesus

You may know that others need Jesus, but how you communicate that to people matters. If you make others feel bad about who they are, and the truth in our total depravity (Romans 3); but there is a better way.

Start by making it clear to others what Jesus saved you from. You see, it’s easy to act like you’re saved and doing wonderful. But every true Christian knows in their heart that Jesus has saved them from a lot of brokenness and CONTINUES to save them every day.

Talk more about that stuff!

2 Corinthians 12:9 says, “But he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness. Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weakness, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. ‘”

¬†Philippians 4:11-13 “Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content. I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need. I can do all things through him who strengthens me.”

Our culture tells us to celebrate our strengths. Only tell the world about all of the amazing things going on in life. But God calls us to do different, our purpose as Christians is to glorify God, and the best way to do that is to boast about our weaknesses. It’s in our weakness that we become poor in Spirit (Matthew 5:3).

When we are doing great and boasting in ourselves, Jesus gets no credit, and we begin to live and act as if we don’t need a savior. In Philippians 4, a clear picture is painted that should further illustrate how we should speak with others about Christ in our life. We should be content in ANY situation that life throws at us because Christ will strengthen us to do anything within his will for our lives.

The power of this approach is that you give others the space to speak about their struggles without judgment. People will now be able to open up about their pains, and then you will be able to tell them how Jesus can meet that need. It does not matter what anyone is going through; Jesus will accept us and wipe away all shame and guilt with his blood.

The World Needs Jesus More Than Ever

2 Timothy 3:1-4But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty. For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not loving good, treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having the appearance of godliness, but denying its power.

When you look at the list of behaviors listed in 2 Timothy Chapter 3, it’s very unsettling. Unfortunately, we see these things all around us now, and it’s only going to worsen. The answer is Jesus and praying for his return when he will bring Heaven to earth and kill sin once and for all (Revelations 21).

If you need boldness to Boast in Christ and share the Gospel, remember that the world needs more Christians. The world needs more people who are repenting and turning away from these behaviors.

The narrative that people try and use is that Christians make the world worse. The problem is that many people have used the name of Christ to do things that benefit their own interests, but they are far from true followers. But the reality is that if you removed all Christians and Christian values, the world would be much worse off.

Study Your Bible and Be Ready for The Day…

2 Timothy 4: 2-5 “Preach the word; be ready in season and out of season reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with complete patience and teaching. For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears, they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander off into myths.”

The reason people walk away from the faith or never believe is that something else has caught their attention. You notice how more people would rather listen to a motivational speaker speak on riches than there are people who want to hear about the word of God.

One of the best things you can do in this day and age is to study your Bible. Whenever you hear a sermon, watch a movie, or have any information passed on, you will be able to filter it through the word of God. You will be able to know if you are drifting off into myths and falsehoods or if what you are hearing is based on the word of God.

The more you do this, the more you will be ready at any time to reprove and rebuke those who are drifting. You will be equipped to stand firm in your faith and defend it.

Boast in Christ Because Y’all Need Jesus

Everyone is boasting about something. Some boast about what they have and their own hard work, whereas others boast about who Jesus Christ is. Tell people what Jesus has saved you from and how he blesses your life every day. Their souls depend on it! Y’all need Jesus, but so do we all.

lan Warner

Ian Warner is a believer, husband, and father of three. He grew up running track in Toronto before earning a scholarship to Iowa State University. At Iowa State, he became an All-American and made the 2012 Olympic team. He currently helps people to build better habits and follow Jesus Christ.

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