EVERY WORD OF GOD FOR DAILY LIVING
BY: PASTOR PAUL RIKA, INTERNATIONAL DIRECTOR
Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide (HOREMOW)
DATE: SUNDAY, OCTOBER 3RD, 2021
TEXT: JOHN 4:5-29 (Please refer to your Bible for scripture reference)
KEY VERSE: LUKE 2:49;
“wist ye not that I must be about My Father's business?”
Personal evangelism is the person-to-person sharing of the gospel of Christ with sinners with the aim of leading them to salvation. The primary purpose of Christ coming into the world was to die for the salvation of man. He came to seek and to save the lost. He could not allow anything to becloud His vision of saving the lost. Christ preached to great multitudes from many regions. He used the personal evangelism strategy to reach individuals and families. He used different approaches to reach different people and all were very effective.
With Nicodemus, Christ used a direct approach: “Ye must be born again.” With the Samaritan woman, He used an indirect approach: “Give me to drink.” With the woman caught in adultery by the scribes and Pharisees; He used a situational approach and concluded “go and sin no more.” He applied the same approach to the informants who told Him of the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices. Similarly, Jesus reached out to His twelve disciples who He called apostles through personal evangelism.
For a local church to grow, the members must go and preach the word right where the sinners are. Many sinners do not go to church, therefore, the church must go out to meet them where they are; in their houses, offices, towns or village squares, civic centers, play grounds, hospitals, prisons, schools, market places. Winning the lost is a task that must be done to avoid great consequences.
Sinners cannot get saved without the preaching of the gospel. The implication of neglecting personal evangelism includes: (1) The loss and waste of ripened harvest. (2) Requirement of sinners' blood from negligent soul winners. (3) Christ is ashamed of Christians that neglect to witness. (4) Loss of soul winners' reward. (5) Spiritual decline and stunted growth of the local churches. (6) Delay or denial in answer to prayer.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Awake from sleep and recover your lost art of evangelism.
SONG FOR THE DAY: Who will tell them that Jesus died for sinful world?
BIBLE READING FOR THE DAY: Isaiah 27-28; Ephesians 5
PASTOR PAUL RIKA