December 31, 2008.
I read this post today:
Generally he has a lot of great articles and I enjoy reading them.
"I have a goal this year to evangelize one person every single day. I can pass out a gospel tract to get that done, but I prefer to talk to someone. The latter is what I want and the former what I'll settle with to reach the goal. To add some accountability, I will write about my evangelism experience every day. It will be found at a new blog called Open Boldy. You may ask: "Another blog? Come on!" Well, I won't be able to reach this goal in front of a computer. This is just very public accountability like Weight-watchers is for weight loss.My theme verses are Ephesians 6:19-20:"
- And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel, For which I am an ambassador in bonds: that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.
I trust all of us could speak of Jesus love to those we meet daily.
- A friend of mind who works for the County Court system, shook hands with a woman today, who shot and killed three people at point blank range a couple of months ago, and said, "Jesus loves you." That took courage. Amen for him. May we all do that when we have the chance. He almost always makes a point when possible to tell those who are criminals, Jesus love you, and you need Jesus. Amen.
I have read and listen to a number of men, evangelist, pastor, who made it their goal to speak the gospel to someone each day of their lives. And I am not saying that is wrong. What I am saying I have seen where we force the committment, there is a lot of false salvation made.
As a Pastor I have tried to impress a follow pastor with my approach to soul winning, and get someone to say yes, they will be saved. Only to have them not open the door the next week.
I have taken a dozen soul winning courses, and they are all good to a point. While its true we should present Jesus Christ to the lost, in our zeal we sometimes sure push for decsions that are not made by the person we are talking to.
(1971-1974 Madison Missionary Baptist Church, Minford Ohio)