It wasn’t as if people welcomed us with open arms. In fact, there were some who repudiated our beliefs. There were kind people. There were nasty people.
The worst experience was when a woman allowed her dog to attack us. Granted, it was a little yap dog. Still, that thing had some sharp teeth that cam close to doing some real damage.
It was more often someone would curse at us or ignore us. There were occasions when some were too drunk or high to coherently hear or respond to what we were preaching. However, it was sweet on those occasions when folks would pause to bow their heads and pray with us. Even more so when we could see appreciable changes in their lives over time.
Often, soul winning is done by faith. As the scripture tells us:
8 He who plants and he who waters are equal (one in aim, of the same importance and esteem), yet each shall receive his own reward (wages), according to his own labor.
9 For we are fellow workmen (joint promoters, laborers together) with and for God; you are God’s 1)1 Corinthians 3:9 Johann Bengel, Gnomon Novi Testamenti.garden and vineyard and field under cultivation, [you are] God’s building.
1 Corinthians 3:7-9 [AMPC]
One man 2)Matthew 13plants…
4)1 Corinthians 3:6God brings forth the harvest of souls…
And it all starts with you planting the seed of the Word of God into someone’s life. It can be on paper, by words, or through acts. Years ago, a church I attended took grills to an impoverished neighborhood and announced Free Barbeque to the residents. The crowd assembled quickly.
While an A Capella chorus sang toe-tapping gospel music, the ministry team served cheeseburgers and hot dogs to everybody. After the final person was served… and the gospel had been preached… and tracts had been distributed, we cleared up the site and headed back to the church to praise God for the blessed opportunity to be a light to those who needed spiritual and physical nourishment.
Whether we are distributing gospel 5)Powerhouse Ministry Tracts are free to download and free to distribute (electronically, or, hard copy). The titles currently available include:Mary Had a Little Lamb, God Loves Me, What a Selfish Jerk!, and Everybody Hates That Old Farttracts, or preaching the gospel, or just living a Christ-like life in front of people… we must do all we can to shine the light of Jesus into the lives of others!
That is how we prevent eternal fires.
Asleep in the Light
by Keith Green
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|1.||↑||1 Corinthians 3:9 Johann Bengel, Gnomon Novi Testamenti.|
|3.||↑||John 4:14, John 7:37-39, Revelation 22:1|
|4.||↑||1 Corinthians 3:6|
|5.||↑||Powerhouse Ministry Tracts are free to download and free to distribute (electronically, or, hard copy). The titles currently available include:Mary Had a Little Lamb, God Loves Me, What a Selfish Jerk!, and Everybody Hates That Old Fart|