Friday, July 25, 2014
What's better than bein' on the Lord's team? What's more thrillin' than letting Him use you to share the Good News.. to populate His home in heaven.
Biblical evangelism ain't really an option for real believers. We are literally commanded to go do it.
How does it begin? Well, it starts with simple prayers of faith to the Father through Jesus His sinless Son. Yes, it starts with a so called inner burden—what I call a deep supernatural heart-felt concern for people.
Who do you pray for and just feel concerned about cuz you kinda sense that they might not be in the family of God yet? Do you love them enough to go? Are you willing to tactfully approach and meet with them for an eternal purpose?
And he (Jesus, the Friend of sinners) must needs go.. "He had to go through Samaria" (John 4:4).
"We are the Bibles the World is Reading.
We are the Creeds the World is Needing.
We are the Sermons the World is Heeding." ~ Billy Graham
"Our job if you will is to roll the stone away. God's job is to raise the dead." ~ Ken Ham
"We need to go wherever, to whosever, and whenever God directs us." ~ @GregLaurie
We have a part to play (to obey) and God has a part. Christ said, "There is joy in heaven over one sinner who repents" (Luke 15:7 nkjv).
True that and there is joy on earth as well.. for those who prayed, for those who planted the seeds of truth, for those who gently witnessed to and actually reaped the person right on into God's Kingdom. Ever been there when Jesus saved someone? What beats being near that, or better yet.. being used of God to win them.
Yes, the happiest Christians on earth are the tactfully evangelistic ones who boldly share the Word in a natural, rad-joyous, non-spooky way ..as an outgrowth of the strength that they've received from their straightforward relationship with the Lord (see 1 John 1:4).
The unhappiest Christians on earth are those gripey (Matthew 23:24), grumpy, murmuring, religious, rebellious, and "nit-picky" kind.. you know, that are half lookin' to the Lord and half lookin' to the world to meet their needs. My biker-pastor from SoCal has repeated this stuff to me for years and it always helps to be reminded. Grateful! Important, you first need to know the Lord personally before you help someone else come to know the Lord personally. Do you?
You've really got to visit: Kurt von Schleicher at 8:19 AM