God gives courage to the simple and untrained who speak boldly about Jesus. May it be so today!
Urgency of the apostles. In spite of the warning, the apostles continued to speak about the Lord, Acts 4:20; 5:20,21. They talked about Christ because they were irrepressibly compelled to mention Him, I Corinthians 9:16; cf. Jeremiah 20:9.
Ed M.’s devotional today reminds us to not wait for “congenial times” to speak.
Focus question: How will boldness motivate me to speak up today about Jesus’ work of salvation?
Another quatrain, over on TFR:
Touch but One or Two
During lunch at a spot I frequent, the owner of the restaurant came and sat down with me, chatted about life. We've talked about spiritual subjects before. Then I was almost finished and the owner of the quick print shop came and sat down, ate his lunch with me. Said he was going to visit sometime. I send them both emails once or twice a week about spiritual and biblical topics.
A new piece of the puzzle about how Pedro found us surfaced last night. He did much searching online for a church. His first contact with our material was on a now inactive site that had a link to one of our present sites. He didn't recall where it was. I suspect it might have been cristaos.antville.org. Lesson: Even old efforts can still bear fruit.
Last night before leaving for Pedro and Karol's house, I received an email from a man in the city of Igaratá asking about the church. (The city is about 45 minutes from us.) He'd apparently found us on the internet, just as Pedro and Karol had. I read the email but didn't have time to reply right then.
At Pedro's house he mentioned that he had talked that very day to a former coworker when he worked in Igaratá and recommended he look up our site. This coworker had helped Pedro rethink some religious questions. He didn't find a church he thought was biblical, so he started going to a denomination, but knew some things there were wrong.
This was the same man who had sent me an email earlier in the day. So now Pedro was sharing with him the Lord's church that he had found.
Pray that this man may find the truth and that the gospel may reach another city in our region of RMVale.
#evangelism #internet #church
Front moved in this morning, brought rain, unusual for this time of year. Not as cold as I expected, yet. Took Missus to the padaria for lunch, down the avenue, after her weekend away.
Final study in series set for tonight with Pedro and Karol. Using this series: http://deusconosco.com/alguemteama They're already talking baptism, we have set up the use of a neighbor's pool down the street. The question is when to do the baptism. Between their work schedules and the cold weather, I hope we can find a sunny late afternoon to do it.
#evangelism #life #weather