Mark 16:15 tells us “And (Jesus) said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature”. About a dozen of us at church have been taking a class on personal evangelism and tonight we went out on out first “fishing trip” to do just that: take the Gospel to whomever we were led to speak with.
Although we were all nervous to start, by following the Holy Spirit’s lead I think we came away feeling much bolder for Christ and more confident in our witness.
We met at a local park, separated into groups, armed with unique tracts, and went about our Father’s business. We spoke with many folks, collectively, during our hour. Personally I found it encouraging that many were Christians; a set of two teen-aged girls walking their dog told us about their church, something that warms my heart, when we gave them a Gospel tract.
The most interesting person I spoke with was a college aged girl who was a proclaimed agnostic. I went through the Gospel with her and explained that Jesus was the only Way to Heaven. I thanked her for her time and offered to provide her a Bible, since she didn’t own one, if she was interested. She was very polite and listened attentively. Remember this young lady in your prayers that God will grow that Seed, and the many others that were planted tonight.
All that said, how long has it been since you went out of your way to share your faith with someone? I encourage you to do it this weekend, even if it’s something you’ve never done before. What better service could we do for Jesus on this Easter weekend than to tell someone about him?
Matthew 4:19 And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.