Reaching the Masses
"THEREFORE GO AND MAKE DISCIPLES OF ALL NATIONS, BAPTIZING THEM IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER AND OF THE SON AND OF THE HOLY SPIRIT." MATTHEW 28:19
WHAT AN ORDER, I GUESS THAT IS WHY WE CALL IT THE GREAT COMMISSION. AS FAR AS WINNING SOULS TO THE LORD, WITNESSING FOR HIM, SHARING MY FAITH, I HAVE ALWAYS FELT I'M THE WEAKEST HE HAS. I'VE BEEN TO CLASSES, READ BOOKS, AND ATTENDED WORK SHOPS ON THIS MATTER, BUT STILL STRUGGLE.
D. L. MOODY WAS ONE OF THE GREATEST AT WINNING SOULS TO THE LORD. HE WAS TO SPEAK AT A CONVENTION IN INDIANAPOLIS. ONE AFTERNOON, HE ASKED THE CONVENTION'S SONG LEAD TO MEET HIM ON THE STREET CORNER DOWNTOWN AT ABOUT 6 PM. WHEN IRA SANKEY GO THERE, MOODY HAD HIM STAND ON THE OVERTURNED BOX AND SING. THIS ATTRACTED A CROWD, AND GAVE MOODY A CHANCE TO SPEAK TO THEM AND INVITE THEM TO THE MEETING. THEY DID, IN DROVES. HE SHARED THE GOSPEL WITH THEM, BUT TO SOON, THE CONVENTION DELEGATES STARTED ARRIVING. MOODY HAD TO STOP PREACHING, AND SIMPLY TOLD THE GROUP, "NOW WE MUST CLOSE, AS THE BRETHREN OF THE CONVENTION WISH TO COME AND DISCUSS THE TOPIC, 'HOW TO REACH THE MASSES!'
I DON'T NEED ANOTHER BOOK, OR WORK SHOP, I JUST NEED TO SHARE WITH THE LOST WHAT JESUS DID FOR ME BY FORGIVING MY SINS AND LOVING ME INTO HIS FAMILY. IF YOU HAVE A LOVE FOR THE LOST, LET'S ACCEPT OUR ORDERS, AND START NOW.
THE SAME WAY WE LEARN TO PRAY, BY PRAYING, WE LEARN TO SHARE OUR FAITH, BY DOING IT.
GOD BLESS, HAVE A GREAT DAY, AND REMEMBER THAT YOU ARE LOVED!!!
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Henry D. is from Southern Indiana and writes these wonderful daily devotionals to encourage those at the Dogwood Community Church located in Paoli, Indiana. Henry has graciously agreed to share these wonderful devotionals here at Without Excuse Ministries to encourage you our valued guest!