Greetings and blessings friends of @Steemchurch!
Recently, the pastor of the church I attend said to all the brothers: You have to win a soul for Christ, at least one soul this year! Don't be sterile believers!
These words echoed in my ears for a few days, and since then, some brothers began inviting friends to the congregation. In the same way, I was encouraged and invited two classmates to attend church with me.
These words of the pastor led me to reflect on the "barren fig tree". The barren fig tree is a lesson that the Lord wanted to teach his disciples. We find this in the Gospel of Matthew 21: 18-19 King James Version (RVR1960)
18 In the morning, returning to the city, I was hungry. 19 And seeing a fig tree near the road, he approached it and found nothing in it, but only leaves; And he said to him: Never again will fruit be born from you. And then the fig tree dried up.
Note that when Jesus came to the fig tree, the fig tree had no fruit.
This is typical of Christians who only go to church to listen to a sermon, sing hymns, and make requests according to their needs. Time passes and the person remains the same, does not bear fruit, does not win a soul for Christ. Nor, I mean by this, that we cannot come together and worship the Lord, what he wants to convey is the need to fight and win souls for the Kingdom of God.
When we begin to multiply and evangelize, we become fig trees with fruits and when Jesus comes to eat from the fig tree, he will find the fruit of his preference, "souls for the kingdom of God".
When the Lord comes to account with us, prepare to be fig trees with fruit and not sterile.