Saturday, April 14, 2007

Evangelism: One Life

Colossians 4: 2-6 says this: "Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving. At the same time, pray also for us, that God may open to us a door for the word, to declare the mystery of Christ, on account of which I am in prison- that I may make it clear which is how I ought to speak. Conduct yourselves wisely toward outsiders, making the best use of the time. Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person."

Yesterday I was listening to another message by Eric Simmons. It was entitled "One Life". It was very similer to the message he spoke at New Attitude last year about evangelism. In this message, he talked about how important it is for us to share the Gospel, because this world deperately needs it. We can tend to think that everybody has heard the Gospel but just choose to reject it. That's true alot of times, however, there are still many people who don't even know what it is. I know for me, it frightens me to share the Gospel because I'm always afraid of what they'll think or how they'll respond. Eric says in His message that this is a good thing. None of us are going to be professional at this. Only God is. The best evangelist in the world could go share the Gospel with the same person that didn't respond well to me, and they might not get any better of a response. It's our job to plant the seed, and God's job to water. The basis of Eric's message is this: Just pick one Life. One friend that you know is not saved and desperately needs the Gospel. Here's the catch, if we pray in faith for opportunities, they will happen. God is so faithful.

Father God, forgive me for my selfish motives in not sharing your truth with those around me. I pray that you help me to speak your truth with faith, and boldly proclaim your Gospel. I don't live on this earth for myself, Lord. I live here for you, and you alone. I pray that you would remind me of this on a daily basis. Father, I am weak and I can't do anything at all without you. I thank you for your word that you have given to me, and I pray that you would help me to protect it and to proclaim it. For you are my everything. -Adam Morgan-


Nathan Edwards said...

It is amazing how we, well I, can so easily forget that we have something to share every moment of the day. God is our all and it should be shown in our lives, and into the lives around us. Thank you for reminding me, Mystery Man?

Jenn Romanski said...

This is so where my heart is right now. It's often easier to witness to the Muslim student or the druggie or the least for me. But in my life right now, I mostly interact with people who sometimes go to church and are mostly good people and think they are doing fine religiously. My spirit is being provoked to draw them out and share the truth with them.

Just because people THINK they know truth, means nothing. We are called to proclaim the biblical truth of God. Thank you for the reminder that we are the proclaimers of God's truth, and even more important, the protectors of it.