Video – Lost Versus Unreached
If you run in Christian circles you’ve probably heard people talk about the lost as well as the unreached. These are two common terms Christians may use to describe people who aren’t followers of Jesus. But where do these two terms come from?
Lostness sounds a bit judgmental, we know. But the point is not to condemn. Jesus said He came to seek and save the lost. It’s our opportunity—really, a privilege—to be part of that. Our hearts are moved by knowing some people have no one who cares enough to seek them out and invite them in.
What’s the difference between lost and unreached?
In a word: access.
Watch the video to learn more.
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More about Unreached People
- Read Is “Lost” a Four-Letter Word?
- Watch the documentary Never the Same: Celebrating 50 Years Since Peace Child. Such stories are still happening today, not just in jungles or on remote islands but also in urban centers.
- From Pioneers Australia, read Mission? Isn’t There a Great Need in My Own Community?
- Our friends at Joshua Project put together a page of videos different organizations have made to explain the unreached, as well as other resources.
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