Our soul winning passage from the Word of God today is Matthew 28:19-20 which reads: “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.”
Our soul winning quote today is from Rebecca Manley Pippert. She said: “Often we are blind. We act as if those around us were not really people like us. If we see them bleed, we pretend they aren’t really hurting. If we see them alone, we tell ourselves that they like it that way…But Jesus wants to heal our sight.”
Our soul winning devotional is part 64 of our series titled “What Evangelism Is” from Dave Earley and David Wheeler.
Evangelism Is…Being the Change You Wish to See In the World (Part 3)
Putting Feet to Your Faith
By putting ministry into action, evangelism becomes a natural byproduct. Consider the possibilities. Someone with carpentry skills can update a kitchen for a single mom or build a wheelchair ramp, repair drywall, or paint a house for an elderly person. An accountant could donate his or her time to assist struggling workers to file their annual tax returns. A teacher could provide free math or science tutoring after school. High school athletes could lead sports camps in low-income neighborhoods. Church members could volunteer to provide free English as a second language class or free transportation for people needing rides to the grocery store or doctors visits. If you are willing to be used, the possibilities are endless.
Consider one small church who responded to a need when their community received 12 inches of ice and snow. When the electricity went out, the men gathered together with their chain saws and assisted (for free) the local power companies in removing fallen trees. While others were charging exorbitant fees to assist vehicles stuck in snow, church members took their four-wheel-drive trucks and pulled vehicles out of snowdrifts for free!
The key to ministry evangelism is getting to know your community and finding ways to use your resources and talents to meet perceived needs and to build relationships. The end result is changed lives both inside the church and out in the community!
In our next broadcast, we will continue looking at why evangelism is…Being the Change You Wish to See In the World.