Taking the Gospel to the World
But He said to them, “Let us go into the next towns, that I may preach there also, because for this purpose I have come forth.”
Jesus went meet the woman at the well in
First, we have to go to where people are. Jesus did not say that the whole world should go to church; He said the church should go into the whole world. As Mark’s Gospel tells us, “And He said to them, ‘Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature’ ” (Mark 16:15).
When Harvest Ministries was doing an outreach in Disneyland a few years ago, I was asked, “Why are you doing this in a place like
I said, “Because Jesus said, ‘Go into all the world,’ and He did not exempt
Second, we need to care about the people we speak to. Jesus needed to go to
In the same way, any effective sharing of the gospel must always begin with a God-given burden. We have to care. Jesus cared. Do you? Do you want to reach out to perishing people?
We should go to where people are. We should care about them and reach out to them.
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