Scripture: "Whether it is right in the sight of God to listen to you more than to God, you judge. For we cannot, but speak the things which we have seen and heard."
Reflection: Peter and John had been with the Lord. They had been eyewitnesses to His death, burial and resurrection. Shortly after Pentecost, Peter and John were proclaiming the message, but the leaders of the cities and the multitude of people were wanting to silence their message. Sharing the truth of the Gospel may mean we will face opposition. Peter and John maintained zeal for God and were compelled to share the message.
Application: With the most amazing message of all the things you could talk to someone about and that is more impactful than anything else you could ever share, pray the Lord would give you a zeal like that of Peter and John and then go out and seek and save the lost.
The New King James Version. (Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 1982), Acts 4:19-20.
Scripture: "...for the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost.”
Reflection: Jesus Christ's ministry involved the searching out and "saving" of the "lost." He continued this ministry until His death through ongoing interactions with others and His disciples to prepare them for the ministry even after His physical departure. Even when he was dying on the cross, another soul was brought to salvation.
Application: Given Jesus' ministry, are you personally searching out people to share the Gospel with and then making it your goal to share the Gospel with them? If not, will you make a plan to do it? Regardless of the response of those who hear the Gospel, you can be faithful to the same ministry Jesus had when you engage in evangelism.
The New King James Version, Lk 19:10. Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 1982.
Scripture: "And he who reaps receives wages, and gathers fruit for eternal life, that both he who sows and he who reaps may rejoice together."
Reflection: In Jesus' message to His disciples, he was drawing attention to the harvest. Whether you are a "reaper" or a "sower," it doesn't matter, both "may rejoice together." "God" is the One who causes "the increase" anyway (1 Corinthians 3:7). Only He can change the heart. We are only to sow the seed and call them to respond.
Application: Are you laboring to sow seed and striving to reap? Be encouraged that no matter if you are a sower or a reaper, you are being faithful to the task of evangelism. Let this be a message of hope to persevere even when it doesn't look like there is a harvest.
The New King James Version (Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 1982), Jn 4:36.
Back in 2010, Living Waters ministry held the Deeper Conference in Kentucky, which is where The Creation Museum is located. Speakers Ken Ham and Jason Lisle from The Creation Museum provided some helpful apologetic presentations. Check out this video which is from the conference and provides you with some interesting concepts in regards to conversations you might have when trying to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with unbelievers and give you helpful considerations regarding old earth and new earth discussions regarding creation.
From the producers of 180 movie, Genius the Movie is being prepared for a December 8th release by Living Waters. If you recall the impact that 180 movie had in terms of abortion and remembering Hitler, you will want to check out this movie which explores the life and death of John Lennon where people are asked questions about what they would do in certain situations.
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"180" Movie - An Intense Documentary Concerning Abortion
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