3. Reaching People Requires Mega Dollars
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Million of dollars are spent on Christian concerts, festivals, conferences, films, books, television programming, and more. Although these media events offer an exciting atmosphere for leading people to Christ, believers don’t want to lose sight of how God works through individuals to touch hearts and draw them to Him.
Many Christians underestimate how their simple efforts of sharing the gospel to those around them through kindness, compassion, generosity, friendliness, helpfulness, and more, can lead people to knowing God.
Often we believe it requires mega dollars to share Christ with those around us, but Scripture describes how Jesus went around doing good because God was with Him (Acts 10:38). Jesus also calls us to follow His example. “In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glory your Father in Heaven” (Matthew 5:16).
A way for us to resist the cultural lie of believing we don’t have the means to lead people to Christ is by believing God is with us, like Philippians 2:13 assures us: “For it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill His good purpose.”
We also resist by reaching out to others, like Harry, who as a child, attended a church camp with his Mom who was hired to serve as the camp’s nurse. While there, he gave his heart to the Lord. Once back home in New Jersey, Harry led his Mom, Dad, brothers and sister all to salvation in Jesus Christ.
In the same way, John, a retired city bus driver, filled his weeks by using his lifelong bus pass to visit and pray with local shut-ins. When he passed away, hundreds of people showed up at his funeral, lining the street and sharing stories of how John had led them to Christ and helped them in practical ways during their greatest times of need.
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