Like with Moses and the stick, God says to us, “Think about what you already have. Your stuff, empowered by my Spirit, might just be enough for some pretty big things I’m asking of you.” Here are some unnoticed “sticks” you may have in your hand, or on a shelf, or, in the case of the first one, lying around the house.
This evangelical missions weekly offers some avenues of service in God’s mission for every Christian.
Stephen Bradd’s Audio Evangelism website (excellent, BTW) has a new article/audio recording on the Great Commission, well worth your read/attention. Here’s a segment:
Now, I do understand and agree that some Christians will have more talents than others in the area of evangelism. But, even the most limited soldier in God’s kingdom has a role in the realm of evangelism. Every Christian must do what he or she can to reach the lost! If you’re not doing anything to reach the lost, you are wasting abilities and opportunities; you are rebelling against God’s command (whether you realize it or not; cf. Matt. 25:14-30)!
As you consider this lesson, I challenge you to look into your heart and life. Are you a sower of seed for God? Or, are you content to babysit the seed sack and not share it with others? Are you obedient to the Great Commission? Or, is evangelism a great omission in your life?
I have seven points I’d like to share on this theme. These are seven reasons why I believe some people are not evangelistic (though I believe we all should be passionate about trying to save the lost):
Read the whole article with his seven points here.
On Daniel Howell’s blog, “The Christian Practice,” Martha Howell offers five solid suggestions for “Hospital Bed Evangelism.”
What about the homebound, the hospital bound, the nursing home bound? Does this mean that they’re out of luck when it comes to trying to fulfill this command? Absolutely not. Here are some ideas for personal evangelism that are completely doable from a hospital bed…
One of her points deals with attitude.
Have the right (cheerful, thankful, etc.) attitude! If you’re around nurses, doctors, or other caregivers, focus on being a grateful patient. Let them see that you’re different, even if you’re in pain, sick, or not wanting to be on bed rest!
Other points: Use the Internet, write snail-mail letters, pray, study. The article is worth a read, at the link above.