You might have heard the story about the little boy who came home after going to his very first Sunday school class. His mother asked him, “Who was your teacher?” The little boy answered, “I don’t remember her name, but she must have been Jesus’ grandmother, because she didn’t talk about anyone else.”
Good for that Sunday school teacher! No doubt she spent her time well, lifting up the name of Jesus Christ. But obviously, the little boy had no clue about Whom she was talking about. This story illustrates the difficulty of reaching the lost with the Gospel. The natural man is like the little boy, he just doesn’t get it. As Paul will tell us in today’s text, “the natural man does not receive the things
of the Spirit of God.” So is there any hope for reaching the lost? Yes. As Jesus said in Luke 18:27, “The things which are impossible with men are possible with God.” Our job is to keep on giving out the Gospel and leave the impossible to God.