Topic: Preach Everywhere [DCLM Daily Manna Friday June 1, 2018]
Text: Acts 8:1-13 (KJV)
Key Verse: “Therefore they that were scattered abroad went every where preaching the word” (Acts 8:4).
“Do you know grace?” That’s the question the world famous preacher D. L. Moody (1837-1899) was said to have posed to people he came in contact with. If anybody indicated that he or she did not know the person he was talking about or asked, “Grace who?”, Moody would then sit him or her down to explain the meaning of grace, using various Bible references. It was an evangelism and soul-winning strategy that worked effectively for him on many of those who listened to him.
It took the death of Stephen and the persecution of the church to have the apostles and disciples of Jesus go abroad and preach the gospel everywhere. Philip, one of the disciples, escaped to Samaria, a non-Jewish territory and recorded great conversion of souls with miracles, signs and wonders accompanying his ministration.
Evangelism is every believer’s ministry and should not be seen as the exclusive duty of pastors and church leaders alone. Our commitment to it must be total and wholesome. It must be done everywhere, regularly. Our method of evangelism can take many forms, which may involve unconventional methods such as Moody’s, which we know will enable us win souls to the Lord.
Today, many find it difficult to preach the gospel because they are not saved or compromising their Christian stand, discouraged or just negligent. To qualify to preach the gospel, you must first repent of your sins and live the Christian life for all to see Christ through you. To be effective, you must adopt new, improved methods and avoid mannerisms and appearances that can repel the honest seeker of the Word. Avoid being drawn into arguments too. Do not let anything prevent you from preaching the gospel. Begin from your neighbourhood; do it in the bus and at the place of work. Great will be your reward as you win souls for the Lord.
Thought For The Day: Signs and wonders accompany those who go forth.
Bible Reading In One Year: Psalms 119:89
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