shout

June 29, 2015

shout

“If ye continue in My Word, then are ye My disciples indeed” (John 8:31).

 

Once we see that the Lord Jesus saves individuals with the purpose of making them His disciples, we will aim to be more thorough in our witnessing and subsequent soul winning.

The commission given to the apostles was to make disciples, not just ‘converts,’ of all nations; and we can never set aside our Lord’s commands without laying up for ourselves a whole store of unnecessary suffering and frustration. I wonder how many promising ‘converts’ have been swept into the ranks of the sects whose teachings are based in error, because of this omission?

I think the better question might be, do we witness at all for Christ?

I hear people whining all the time about the ‘state’ of our nation, guess what, the condition of a nation is based on whether that nation honors God; and if are failing to honor God by being faithful witnesses and we are not making new disciples. Well you can see where this is going.

It’s also one of the reasons you don’t see any devotions based on the news or current events, they are irrelative to the gospel message.

It changes our attitude toward those to whom we minister. We see them not as they are at the moment but as we know the Lord is going to make them. Then patience and forgiveness are easy, for we already see the Lord’s finished work. It changes our prayer for them. We ask not for some little progress or partial blessing for them but for the Lord’s complete victory. It changes our teaching ministry to them. Instead of fearfully giving a little more of God’s truth, we confidently declare all the counsel of God.

So go out and tell someone, it’s been a long time since I’ve heard about someone ‘leading’ someone to Jesus.

God bless from scumlikeuschurch@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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