'Go throughout the whole world and preach the Gospel to all people.' Mark 16:15 GNT
It’s always good to have someone introduce you to new people. In a nutshell, that is what Jesus asks us to do: introduce people to Him. Our primary call isn’t to ‘bring people to church’, or to turn evangelism into a massive project with no personality or heart. We are, most simply, called to introduce people to this Jesus we know. We just need to be honest and brave, and Jesus will do the hard bit (the ‘heart bit’?...). We hear stories of people going into the deepest parts of the world for God, but there are heaps who don’t know Jesus right here in Australia—they’re in our lecture halls, our offices, our coffee shops, our footy teams. You don’t have to know everything about Christianity or the Bible; you just have to be in love with Jesus. When you have real love for someone, you can’t help mention them naturally in conversation. Oh, and in case you’re wondering, Jesus said, ‘If I am lifted up from the earth, I will draw all people toward Me.’ (John 12:32 NCV) The work of ‘drawing people toward Him’ belongs to Jesus. He just wants us to make Him visible initially. Is there one person who you’d really like to concentrate on introducing to Jesus? Now, pray that you are able to introduce them to Him in a natural way. After that, it’s Jesus who develops the relationship.
SoulFood: Rev 5-9; Luke 13:18-35; Ps 136:1-12; Pro 6:30-31
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