A Question of Profit

Matthew 16:26

Most everyone enjoys finding a good bargain. Some are quite proficient at bargain hunting! Others spend their time watching the stock market and trying to predict which stocks will go up and which ones will make the most money for those who invest. In these uncertain days it just makes good sense to be as economical as you can.

In our text this morning the Lord appeals to our sense of economy, our concern over profit and loss, when He asks the question, "For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?" This morning let's consider the impact of this question from the Lord.

The news of a lost child breaks our hearts and motivates entire neighbor-hoods to do all they can to find them. When we hear of an airplane that becomes lost to radar contact, we send out search planes and helicopters and then anxiously await news of survivors. These losses are tragic, but not as tragic as a lost soul! A lost soul is simply someone who doesn't know Jesus Christ as their personal Savior.

I. Characteristics of a Lost Soul.

II. The Profit of a Lost Soul.

III. The Pricelessness of a Lost Soul.

Read: Mt. 16:26

To the Christian: Since souls are so valuable, shouldn't we be concerned about reaching men, women, boys and girls with the saving Gospel of Jesus Christ? Should anything be more important to us than that?

To the Lost: If you should die today without Christ you would be eternally lost. But it doesn't have to be that way! Jesus Christ was willing to go to Calvary so that you might be saved. Accepting Christ as your Savior will be the best bargain you have ever received! Why not trust Him today?