The Day Jesus Crossed the Line, Part 8 (Just Jesus Evangelistic Campaign, Day 41)


TEXT: John 4:33-38

33 Therefore said the disciples one to another, Hath any man brought him ought to eat?

34 Jesus saith unto them, My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work.

35 Say not ye, There are yet four months, and then cometh harvest? behold, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest.

36 And he that reapeth receiveth wages, and gathereth fruit unto life eternal: that both he that soweth and he that reapeth may rejoice together.

37 And herein is that saying true, One soweth, and another reapeth.

38 I sent you to reap that whereon ye bestowed no labour: other men laboured, and ye are entered into their labours.

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Today, I am continuing the daily Just Jesus Evangelistic Campaign sermon series, which is aimed at sharing the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ with unbelievers and reminding Christians, in this important election year, to keep the main thing the main thing — and that is reaching unbelievers with the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ and praying for their salvation, for the problem in America is not only disobedient presidents and politicians but disobedient pastors, preachers, and parishioners who have refused to obey God’s Great Commission and who have refused to obey God’s repeated commands to “pray without ceasing” for unbelievers, believers, and political leaders. Yes, you should pray for the right candidate to win; yes, you should vote for the candidate that the Lord gives you peace about voting for. But, don’t get caught up in it like the world does. Nothing much is going to change until people get saved and get their hearts right with the Lord.

This campaign is inspired by the following three verses: 1 Corinthians 2:2 which says, “For I determined not to know anything among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified.” Acts 5:42 which says, “And daily in the temple, and in every house, they ceased not to teach and preach Jesus Christ.” And 2 Timothy 2:4 which says, “No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier.”

This series is not for Christians necessarily. However, I do hope you are one of those saints who still loves to hear the “Old, old story of Jesus and His love” — As the hymn says, “For those who know it best Seem hungering and thirsting to hear it like the rest.” This series is primarily for unbelievers, so they can hear and understand the Gospel and be saved from sin and the punishment of sin which is hell. This is message number 41.

Basilea Schlink, “Do not lose yourself in your everyday work and activities. Rather, lose yourself in God. When you are doing work, let your innermost heart be centered on Him. Live in His presence and abide in Him. Then your work will follow you into eternity, and you will reap a rich harvest.”

Jesus takes the inquiries of His disciples and uses them to explain an important aspect of His mission. He tells them that His fulfillment and satisfaction come from doing God’s will and sharing the Gospel with others as He had just done with the Samaritan woman. Then, He lets them know that their fulfillment should come from the same.

Using what was likely a popular proverb in that day, Jesus says, “Say not ye, There are yet four months, and then cometh harvest?” This was a common expression meaning that just as a farmer must plant seed and wait a few months before harvesting, so must people wait in other walks of life. But, Jesus says this waiting period is no longer necessary because souls are ready to be harvested into God’s kingdom right now. Just as Jesus had planted the seed with the Samaritan woman and she immediately responded, there are untold millions who would respond to the Gospel if only someone would go ready to plant and ready to harvest.

Jesus tells His disciples, “Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest.” Some say that Jesus was likely looking at the Samaritan people, many of whom would be dressed in white, as they came running out of the city to meet him. Jesus wanted to get His disciples excited about harvesting souls. He tells them, “He that reapeth receiveth wages, and gathereth fruit unto life eternal: that both he that soweth and he that reapeth may rejoice together.” Bringing souls into the kingdom of God was rewarding work. Everyone who did so would receive “wages”, a reward or payment. But, more importantly, the harvest of souls was work that had eternal significance. Harvesting crops was a task which had to be done over and over again each year because last year’s harvest would run out or spoil. But, winning souls to Jesus was something that had eternal value. Jesus expects everyone involved in this work to gain joy, satisfaction, and fulfillment from it as He did.

Now, of course, everyone would not believe immediately as the Samaritan woman had done. Many would hesitate at first and come to faith at a later date. Jesus says that is okay. “One soweth, and another reapeth.” You may not be the one who sows the seed, but if you have a hand in reaping a soul, you can take joy in the work. You may not be the one who reaps, but if you planted the seed, you can rejoice when that soul comes to Christ.

In fact, Jesus tells His disciples that this is the kind of work they will be most engaged in. He says, “I sent you to reap that whereon ye bestowed no labour: other men laboured, and ye are entered into their labours.” The disciples were harvesters; others had already sowed the seed. Jesus was sowing the seed of the Gospel in His ministry. All of the Old Testament prophets and writers had helped sow the seed in the hearts of Jewish people to prepare them for the Messiah. John the Baptist had sowed the seed in the hearts of the present generation. Now, Jesus wanted His disciples to go out and bring in the harvest.

You may not be a disciple yet. You might not be a part of the harvest yet. But if you have not accepted Jesus Christ as your Savior, you can be a part of the harvest today. If the seed of the Gospel has been planted in your life, do not let it wither away. Accept Jesus Christ into your heart, and you, like the Samaritan woman, can have eternal life welling up inside you. Here is how to do that right now.

1. Accept the fact that you are a sinner, and that you have broken God’s law. The Bible says in Ecclesiastes 7:20: “For there is not a just man upon earth that doeth good, and sinneth not.” Romans 3:23 reads: “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.” In fact, I am the chief of sinners, so don’t think that you’re alone.

2. Accept the fact that there is a penalty for sin. The Bible states in Romans 6:23: “For the wages of sin is death…”

3. Accept the fact that you are on the road to hell. Jesus Christ said in Matthew 10:28: “And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.” The Bible says in Revelation 21:8: “But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.”

4. Accept the fact that you cannot do anything to save yourself! The Bible states in Ephesians 2: 8, 9: “For by grace are ye saved through faith: and that not of yourselves: it is a gift of God. Not of works, lest any man should boast.”

5. Accept the fact that God loves you more than you love yourself, and that He wants to save you from hell. Jesus Christ said in John 3:16, “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

6. With these facts in mind, please repent of your sins, believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and pray and ask Him to come into your heart and save you this very moment. The Bible states in the book of Romans 10:9, 13: “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.” “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”

Dear friend, if you are willing to believe on the Lord Jesus Christ for salvation, please pray with me this simple prayer: Heavenly Father, I realize that I am a sinner and that I have done some bad things in my life. For Jesus Christ sake, please forgive me of my sins. I now believe with all of my heart that Jesus Christ died for me, was buried, and rose again. Lord Jesus, please come into my heart and save my soul and change my life today. Amen.

If you believed in your heart that Jesus Christ died on the cross, was buried, and rose again, allow me to say, congratulations on doing the most important thing in life and that is accepting Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour! For more information to help you grow in your newfound faith in Christ, go to Gospel Light Society.com and read “What To Do After You Enter Through the Door”. Jesus Christ said in John 10:9, “I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.”

If you accepted Jesus Christ as your Savior today, please e-mail me at dw3@gospellightsociety.com and let us know. There is some free material that we want to send you. If you have a prayer request, please e-mail that to us as well, and we will pray for you until you tell us to stop.

God loves you. We love you. And may God bless you.

Leading Souls to Christ, Part 6 (Onward Christian Soldiers #116)

Onward Christian Soldiers
Onward Christian Soldiers

Our key Bible passage is 1 Corinthians 15:1-4:

Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:


Our lesson today is titled “Leading Souls to Christ, Part 6”

Today, we are going to look at some DO’s and DON’T’s to keep in mind as your share the Gospel with others.

DO
always use your Bible when leading people to Christ. Even though you may be able to quote the verse, it is better to let the other person read it for themselves.

DON’T
use too many verses.

DO
look to God in prayer for the guidance of the Holy Spirit.

DON’T
interrupt people. Try to find out their problem, but don’t get side-tracked. Keep bringing them back to the matter of their relationship with the Lord Jesus.

DO
be earnest. This is no time for joking. Soul-winning is serious business.

DON’T
argue. God does not send us out to win arguments; He sends us out to win souls.

DO
be careful of your breath. Don’t offend people needlessly.

DO
admit it when you don’t know the answer to a question. Just say, “I don’t know the answer to that question, but I am sure there must be one. One thing I do know—Jesus Christ changed my life, and He will do the same for you.”

DO
value every person highly. We must see every person as one for whom Christ died. If we look down on, or despise any person, we are not worthy to be Christ’s servants.

DON’T
be discouraged. Some will reject the Saviour, but keep right on witnessing for Christ.

DO
be concerned. Jesus wept and prayed over lost souls, and so should we.

DO
encourage new converts to confess Christ to others and to join a Bible-believing church at the first opportunity.

In closing, one of the greatest hindrances to soul-winning is fear of people. We are afraid of what others will think.

A Christian who was a fearless soul-winner was asked if he had always been bold. He replied that he had once been as timid as anyone. One day he could stand it no longer. He fell on his knees with his Bible open at Psalm 34:4: “I sought the Lord and He heard me, and delivered me from all my fears.” He said, “Lord, You did this for David. Do it now for me.” God heard his prayer and answered it.

Ask God to do the same for you. You have the message that brings eternal life to people, and you must give it out boldly. When we are fearful of people, we make them bigger than the gospel message.

There are people all around you who need to be saved. Here are 5 things to keep in mind as you set out to win people to Jesus.

1. Begin now to pray for the people you will witness to.
2. Watch for an opportunity to witness to them.
3. Learn the four basic truths of the gospel.
4. Learn how to answer objections.
5. Be ready and God will use you.

Don’t be afraid of making a mistake. You will make the greatest mistake of all if you don’t try to win someone to Christ.

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If you do not know Jesus Christ as your Saviour, John 3:16 states, “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

The Bible also says in Romans 10:9 and 13: “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved…. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”

If you believe that Jesus Christ died on the cross for your sins, was buried, and rose from the dead, and you want to trust Him for your salvation today, please pray with me this simple prayer: Holy Father God, I realize that I am a sinner and that I have done some bad things in my life. I am sorry for my sins, and I want to turn from my sins. For Jesus Christ sake, please forgive me of my sins. I now believe with all of my heart that Jesus Christ died for me, was buried, and rose again. I trust Him as my Savior and follow Him as Lord from this day forward. Lord Jesus, please come into my heart and save my soul and change my life today. Amen.

If you just trusted Jesus Christ as your Saviour, and you prayed that prayer and meant it from your heart, I declare to you that based upon the Word of God, you are now saved from Hell and you are on your way to Heaven. Welcome to the family of God! I want to congratulate you on doing the most important thing in life and that is receiving Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour. For more information to help you grow in your newfound faith in Christ, go to Gospel Light Society.com and read “What To Do After You Enter Through the Door”. Jesus Christ said in John 10:9, “I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.”

Until next time, May the Lord Bless You!

Leading Souls to Christ, Part 4 (Onward Christian Soldiers #114)

Onward Christian Soldiers
Onward Christian Soldiers

Our key Bible passage is 1 Corinthians 15:1-4:

Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

Our lesson today is titled “Leading Souls to Christ, Part 4”

Some will have objections to the Gospel. You must be prepared to respond to these. The key thing to remember is to always respond with the word of God. You may not always have time to look up a verse, so it is important to hide the word of God in your heart.

Let’s look at some of the objections an unsaved person might have and how you ought to respond to them with the Word of God.

1. Some might say, “I am not a great sinner.”

Answer: God says that we are all sinners. Romans 3:23 says, “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.”

2. Some might say, “I’m a Baptist… Methodist… a Catholic, etc.”

Answer: Church membership does not save anyone—you must be born again. Jesus said in John 3:3, “Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.”

3. Some might say, “There are hypocrites in the church.”

Answer: Yes, there are, but there will be no hypocrites in Heaven. You will not be judged by what someone else did, but by your own life. Romans 14:12 says, “So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God.”

4. Some might say, “I would have to give up too much.”

Answer: If you are not willing to give up your sins, you will be lost forever. Is it worth this? Jesus said in Mark 8:36, “For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?”

5. Some might say, “I am waiting until I become better.”

Answer: You can’t make yourself better. The Lord Jesus tells us to come to Him just as we are, and He promises to receive us. He said in John 6:37, “him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.”

6. Some might say, “I am afraid I can’t live the Christian life.”

Answer: No one can—until Christ comes to live in him. He enables us to live the Christian life. The Apostle Paul said in Philippians 4:13, “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.”

These are just some of the objections that people you witness to may make toward the Gospel. As we see here, God’s word has an answer for all of man’s objections.

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If you do not know Jesus Christ as your Saviour, John 3:16 states, “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

The Bible also says in Romans 10:9 and 13: “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved…. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”

If you believe that Jesus Christ died on the cross for your sins, was buried, and rose from the dead, and you want to trust Him for your salvation today, please pray with me this simple prayer: Holy Father God, I realize that I am a sinner and that I have done some bad things in my life. I am sorry for my sins, and I want to turn from my sins. For Jesus Christ sake, please forgive me of my sins. I now believe with all of my heart that Jesus Christ died for me, was buried, and rose again. I trust Him as my Savior and follow Him as Lord from this day forward. Lord Jesus, please come into my heart and save my soul and change my life today. Amen.

If you just trusted Jesus Christ as your Saviour, and you prayed that prayer and meant it from your heart, I declare to you that based upon the Word of God, you are now saved from Hell and you are on your way to Heaven. Welcome to the family of God! I want to congratulate you on doing the most important thing in life and that is receiving Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour. For more information to help you grow in your newfound faith in Christ, go to Gospel Light Society.com and read “What To Do After You Enter Through the Door”. Jesus Christ said in John 10:9, “I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.”

Until next time, May the Lord Bless You!

Leading Souls to Christ, Part 3 (Onward Christian Soldiers #113)

Onward Christian Soldiers
Onward Christian Soldiers

Our key Bible passage is 1 Corinthians 15:1-4: Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

Our lesson today is titled “Leading Souls to Christ, Part 3” Continue reading “Leading Souls to Christ, Part 3 (Onward Christian Soldiers #113)”

Just Come And See, Part 2 (Just Jesus Evangelistic Campaign #15)

JJMessage

Today, I am continuing the daily Just Jesus Evangelistic Campaign sermon series, which is aimed at sharing the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ with unbelievers and reminding Christians, in this important election year, to keep the main thing the main thing — and that is reaching unbelievers with the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ and praying for their salvation, for the problem in America is not only disobedient presidents and politicians but disobedient pastors, preachers, and parishioners who have refused to obey God’s Great Commission and who have refused to obey God’s repeated commands to “pray without ceasing” for unbelievers, believers, and political leaders. This campaign is inspired by the following three verses: 1 Corinthians 2:2 which says, “For I determined not to know anything among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified.” Acts 5:42 which says, “And daily in the temple, and in every house, they ceased not to teach and preach Jesus Christ.” And 2 Timothy 2:4 which says, “No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier.” This series is not for Christians primarily. I hope you are one of those who love to hear the old, old story told again and again. As the hymn says, “I love to tell the story, for those who know it best / Seem hungering and thirsting to hear it like the rest.” But, this series is primarily for unbelievers, so they can hear and understand the Gospel and be saved.This is message number 15. Continue reading “Just Come And See, Part 2 (Just Jesus Evangelistic Campaign #15)”

Just Come And See, Part 1 (Just Jesus Evangelistic Campaign #14)

JJMessage

Today, I am continuing the daily Just Jesus Evangelistic Campaign sermon series, which is aimed at sharing the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ with unbelievers and reminding Christians, in this important election year, to keep the main thing the main thing — and that is reaching unbelievers with the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ and praying for their salvation, for the problem in America is not only disobedient presidents and politicians but disobedient pastors, preachers, and parishioners who have refused to obey God’s Great Commission and who have refused to obey God’s repeated commands to pray without ceasing for unbelievers, believers, and political leaders. This campaign is inspired by 1 Corinthians 2:2: “For I determined not to know anything among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified.” As well as Acts 5:42 which says, “And daily in the temple, and in every house, they ceased not to teach and preach Jesus Christ.” This is message number 14.


John 1:43-51:

43 The day following Jesus would go forth into Galilee, and findeth Philip, and saith unto him, Follow me.

44 Now Philip was of Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter.

45 Philip findeth Nathanael, and saith unto him, We have found him, of whom Moses in the law, and the prophets, did write, Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.

46 And Nathanael said unto him, Can there any good thing come out of Nazareth? Philip saith unto him, Come and see.

47 Jesus saw Nathanael coming to him, and saith of him, Behold an Israelite indeed, in whom is no guile!

48 Nathanael saith unto him, Whence knowest thou me? Jesus answered and said unto him, Before that Philip called thee, when thou wast under the fig tree, I saw thee.

49 Nathanael answered and saith unto him, Rabbi, thou art the Son of God; thou art the King of Israel.

50 Jesus answered and said unto him, Because I said unto thee, I saw thee under the fig tree, believest thou? thou shalt see greater things than these.

51 And he saith unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Hereafter ye shall see heaven open, and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of man.

Michael Rogness said, “Our task as Christians is not to ‘prove’ the truth of the Christian faith, although many scholars have written persuasively of the truth of Christianity. Our task is not even to persuade others to become Christian. Our task is to say, ‘Come and see.'”

John’s account of the beginning days of Jesus’ ministry continues with the call of Philip. We are not told much about Philip joining Jesus’ team of disciples, just that Jesus told him, “Follow me,” and he did. The other Gospel accounts inform us that Jesus had previously encountered Philip, and evidently, Philip was already convinced that Jesus was the Messiah so he did not express any reservations or doubt about following Jesus here. Continue reading “Just Come And See, Part 1 (Just Jesus Evangelistic Campaign #14)”

Allow Me to Pull an Andrew On You (Just Jesus Evangelistic Campaign #13)

JJMessage

Today, I am continuing the daily Just Jesus Evangelistic Campaign sermon series, which is aimed at sharing the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ with unbelievers and reminding Christians, in this important election year, to keep the main thing the main thing — and that is reaching unbelievers with the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ and praying for their salvation, for the problem in America is not only disobedient presidents and politicians but disobedient pastors, preachers, and parishioners who have refused to obey God’s Great Commission and who have refused to obey God’s repeated commands to pray without ceasing for unbelievers, believers, and political leaders. This campaign is inspired by 1 Corinthians 2:2: “For I determined not to know anything among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified.” As well as Acts 5:42 which says, “And daily in the temple, and in every house, they ceased not to teach and preach Jesus Christ.” This is message number 13.


John 1:40-42:

40 One of the two which heard John speak, and followed him, was Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother.

41 He first findeth his own brother Simon, and saith unto him, We have found the Messias, which is, being interpreted, the Christ.

42 And he brought him to Jesus. And when Jesus beheld him, he said, Thou art Simon the son of Jona: thou shalt be called Cephas, which is by interpretation, A stone.

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Greg Laurie said, “To not share the Gospel is criminal. To not bring the Gospel message to others can even be a sin – a sin of omission. It would be like finding the cure for cancer but not sharing it with others. We have something even more significant than a cure for cancer. We have the cure to sin, and guilt and the cure for hell and the hope for heaven. How much more urgently do we need to get this message out?” Continue reading “Allow Me to Pull an Andrew On You (Just Jesus Evangelistic Campaign #13)”

Leading Souls to Christ, Part 2 (Onward Christian Soldiers #112)

Onward Christian Soldiers
Onward Christian Soldiers

1 Corinthians 15:1-4: “Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures.” Continue reading “Leading Souls to Christ, Part 2 (Onward Christian Soldiers #112)”

Leading Souls to Christ, Part 1 (Onward Christian Soldiers #111)

Onward Christian Soldiers
Onward Christian Soldiers

Our key Bible passage is 1 Corinthians 15:1-4: Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures: Continue reading “Leading Souls to Christ, Part 1 (Onward Christian Soldiers #111)”

The Great Commission, Part 3 (Onward Christian Soldiers #107)

Onward Christian Soldiers
Onward Christian Soldiers

Our key Bible passage is Mark 16:15: “And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.”

Our lesson today is titled “The Great Commission, Part 3”

If those who have not heard the gospel are to have a chance to be saved, every believer must do all he can, under God’s direction, to get the gospel to them. God has a work for every Christian in fulfilling the Great Commission. You ask, “What can I do?” Here are five things:

1. Witness. God’s plan for evangelizing the world is for everyone who knows the story of Jesus to tell it to someone else—not only with his lips but also with his life. The Lord Jesus said, “Ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.” Begin now, being a witness for the Lord Jesus, right where you are.

2. Pray. We can pray that God will send forth missionaries to the unsaved, and we can pray daily for the missionaries God has already sent forth. The Lord Jesus said, “The harvest truly is great, but the labourers are few: pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he would send forth labourers into his harvest.”

3. Give. When we give money to the Lord’s work, we are sharing in that work, and we will share in the rewards one day. We should give wisely, seeing to it that our money goes to those who are faithfully preaching the gospel. We should give joyfully, knowing that our money is being used that others may have eternal life. The Apostle Paul praised the church at Philippi for their faithful contribution to his ministry of preaching the Gospel. He said, “Now ye Philippians know also, that in the beginning of the gospel, when I departed from Macedonia, no church communicated with me as concerning giving and receiving, but ye only. For even in Thessalonica ye sent once and again unto my necessity.”

4. Prepare. If we want to be useful servants of the Lord, we must prepare ourselves. We can do this by setting aside time each day for Bible study and prayer and by memorizing Scripture verses. In 2 Timothy 2:15, we are told, “Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” Get your tools ready and God will use you!

5. Go. We do not need to ask the Lord if He wants us to serve Him. God calls all of His children to serve Him. We can take God’s words to Jeremiah and apply them to ourselves: “Say not, I am a child: for thou shalt go to all that I shall send thee, and whatsoever I command thee thou shalt speak.” The question you and I must ask is, “Lord, what will You have me to do?”

What will you do?

You have learned something of the terrible condition of those who do not know God. You have learned of your responsibility as a Christian to get the gospel to them. Now, the question is: What will you do?

Will you be a faithful witness for the Lord Jesus where you are? Will you pray that God will send forth labourers into the harvest field? Will you give that others may hear? Will you prepare yourself to serve the Lord more effectively? Will you go where God calls you to go?

Remember, “Only one life, ’twill soon be past. Only what’s done for Christ will last.”

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If you do not know Jesus Christ as your Saviour, John 3:16 states, “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

The Bible also says in Romans 10:9 and 13: “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved…. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”

If you believe that Jesus Christ died on the cross for your sins, was buried, and rose from the dead, and you want to trust Him for your salvation today, please pray with me this simple prayer: Holy Father God, I realize that I am a sinner and that I have done some bad things in my life. I am sorry for my sins, and I want to turn from my sins. For Jesus Christ sake, please forgive me of my sins. I now believe with all of my heart that Jesus Christ died for me, was buried, and rose again. I trust Him as my Savior and follow Him as Lord from this day forward. Lord Jesus, please come into my heart and save my soul and change my life today. Amen.

If you just trusted Jesus Christ as your Saviour, and you prayed that prayer and meant it from your heart, I declare to you that based upon the Word of God, you are now saved from Hell and you are on your way to Heaven. Welcome to the family of God! I want to congratulate you on doing the most important thing in life and that is receiving Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour. For more information to help you grow in your newfound faith in Christ, go to Gospel Light Society.com and read “What To Do After You Enter Through the Door”. Jesus Christ said in John 10:9, “I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.”

Until next time, May the Lord Bless You!