“Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:” Matthew 28:19
God has given us the command to go and preach the gospel to everyone in all the world. This is a daunting task and since it is a command and not a suggestion, it is one that we must do. So how do we go about it?
We could quit our job and travel around the world, providing we have the income of a multi-millionaire. I am going to assume that no one reading this falls into that category.
We could surrender our lives to be missionaries in some foreign country. That is an amazing opportunity that I will not downplay. But without the call of God and tremendous personal sacrifice, that does not happen.
How then can the average person be obedient and reach the world for Christ? One way is by handing out tracts with the gospel message on it. Simply give them to the sales clerk at the grocery store, the server at the restaurant or other people that you come across when you are out. (Make sure that if you give a tract to your server that you also include a generous tip.)
We may never know this side of heaven what the results of our actions are. The tract we hand out might be thrown away or set aside and forgotten somewhere. But it very well may reach and win a soul for Christ. We had a missionary come to our church last week. He was in the military and seeking for a way to make his life better. He came to the point where he realized that he had tried everything but God. So he prayed and said something like, “God, if you’re real, help me to find you.” Not long after that, his friend found a gospel tract lying on the ground - forgotten or discarded by someone else. Long story short is the man got saved and has now led many others to Jesus Christ!
Pray about how God would have you share Christ with your corner of the world. There are more ways than the giving out of tracts. The important thing to remember is that there are lost people all around us and in need of a Savior. How can you be that shining light?
“Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.” Matthew 5:14-16
By Karen Woodward of Ellie Marie Designs
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