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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

"Sowing the Gospel"

Witness
"Moreover as for me, God forbid that I should sin against the Lord in ceasing to pray for you: but I will teach you the good and the right way:" I Samuel 12:23

 

 


D.L. Moody once spoke with a woman who didn't like his method of witnessing.  He said to her, "I don't really like mine all that much either.  What's yours?"  She replied that she didn't have one.  Moody said, "Then I like mine better than yours."

What is your method of witnessing?  Are you...

  1. Confrontationallike Peter was in Acts 2, when he cried out, "Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ"?
  2. Intellectual like Paul in Acts 17, when he reasoned with the people on Mars’ Hill?
  3. Testimonial like the blind man in John 9, when he said, "One thing I know, that, whereas I was blind, now I see".
  4. Relational like the demoniac in Mark 5, when Jesus told him to, "Go home to thy friends, and tell them how great things the Lord hath done for thee, and hath had compassion on thee."
  5. Invitational like the Samaritan woman in John 4, who said, "Come, see a man, which told me all things that ever I did: is not this the Christ?"
  6. Serving like Dorcas was in Acts 9, when she was "full of good works and almsdeeds which she did."  Many came to know Christ through her busy hands.

 

Samuel said, "Moreover as for me, God forbid that I should sin against the Lord in ceasing to pray for you:  but I will teach you the good and right way:  Only fear the Lord, and serve him in truth with all your heart:  for consider how great things he hath done for you" 1 Samuel 12:23,24.  Maybe America is going the wrong direction because God's people have neglected to pray without ceasing and to teach the right way!  Jesus said, "I am the way."  America needs Christ!  And no matter which way you tell the Gospel story, just get out of your chair and tell it!  Get out and tell others the great things He hath done for you!

When Israel was in captivity, God brought them out by their weeping, sowing and bringing their harvest to Him.  Read Psalm 126, and you will see the recipe for salvaging a nation.  God's people got happy and began to sing among the heathen, "The Lord hath done great things for us; whereof we are glad."  Yes, they sowed those precious Gospel seeds, and watered them with their tears, and a great harvest was grown to be brought before the Lord.  Let's get busy sowing the Gospel, and weeping for the lost, and soon we will have a harvest of souls to joyfully present before the Lord!  Apply this truth, and you will cease being the problem and will become part of the solution.

 



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Previous devotions

"I Surrender All" - March 6, 2013
"Teach Us To Pray" - February 27, 2013
"A Bright Hope in Dead Darkness" - February 20, 2013
"Truths from a Tornado" - February 13, 2013
"Hopeful" - February 6, 2013

"If We Faint Not" - January 23, 2013

"Seventeen Years of Marriage and a Football Game" - January 16, 2013
"How To Avoid a Wasted Year - Part 2" - January 9, 2013
"How To Avoid a Wasted Year - Part 1" - January 2, 2013
"The Gift of a Life" - December 26, 2012
"Is Yours a Heisman Christmas?" - December 12, 2012

"Rest Unto Your Souls" - December 5, 2012
"Enthusiastic" - November 28, 2012
"Consider the Poor" - November 21, 2012
"A Presidential Prayer" - November 14, 2012
"Hope" - November 7, 2012
"Fear Not" - October 31, 2012
"A Great Awakening" - October 24, 2012
"The Fabulous Fabulist" - October 17, 2012
"Rest" - October 10, 2012

"Time Out" - October 3, 2012
"The Right Call" - September 26, 2012

"The Ability Which God Giveth" - September 19, 2012
"The Presence of God" - September 12, 2012
"Why God Delays" - September 5, 2012
"As the Whirlwind Passeth" - August 29, 2012
"In HIS Time" - August 22, 2012
"Happy Are Ye" - August 15, 2012
"By the Word of God" - August 8, 2012
"Well Done" - August 1, 2012
"Bearing His Death" - July 25, 2012
"Down By The Riverside" - July 11, 2012

"Thank You, Jesus!" - July 4, 2012
"Modern Day Sodom" - June 27, 2012
"Keeping What Has Been Committed" - June 13, 2012
"The Pause That Refreshes" - June 6, 2012

"The Sin of Idleness" - May 30, 2012
"Remembered" - May 23, 2012

"Graduating Diamonds" - May 16, 2012
"Mom-Others" - May 9, 2012
True Motherhood - May 2, 2012

What Missions Means to Me - April 25, 2012
The King and the Witch - April 18, 2012

Rules for Rearing Children (Part 4) - April 11, 2012
Rules for Rearing Children (Part 3) - April 4, 2012
Rules for Rearing Children (Part 2) - March 28, 2012
Rules for Rearing Children (Part 1) - March 21, 2012

Gullible Christians - March 14, 2012
Tenacity - March 7, 2012
Above the Storm - February 29, 2012
The Principal Thing - February 22, 2012
The Greatest Valentine - February 15, 2012
He First Loved Us - February 8, 2012
Real Love - February 1, 2012
Pardon Your Enemies - January 25, 2012
Applause - January 18, 2012
Finish! - January 11, 2012
Meeting New Goals - January 4, 2012
Meeting New Goals - December 28, 2011
The Word Made Flesh - December 21, 2011
Sonship - December 14, 2011
Fruit in Old Age - December 7, 2011


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Words of Truth - March 13, 2013