We learned in the sermon yesterday (Aron Osborne) http://metrolife.org/sermons#category_2 about the power of God in evangelism. We looked at the book of Acts and learned how the disciples did it. One of the disciples preached a powerful message, yet not too long before that, he turned his back on the Lord out of fear. The other disciples ran away during that time. When Peter was preaching this Gospel message, as recorded in the book of Acts, 3,000 souls came to know the Lord. In another place, the Bible says that the Apostles 'turned the world upside down'.
We learned a couple of weeks ago that the harvest was plentiful, but the laborers were few, and that we are to pray to the Lord of the Harvest to send forth laborers into the fields.
I liked what we heard yesterday, when Aron spoke about saturating the world with the Gospel. But how do we do this? Is this doable? Of course, God is not going to ask us to do something that He won't equip us to do. We need to be prepared. The Gospel needs to be part of our lives so that we can give it out to others.
What are some practical ways to 'saturate the world with the Gospel'? For some, obviously it will be giving out tracts. Some can preach the Gospel to the public. We can get to know our neighbors and love them, and preach the Gospel to them. We can have Bible clubs and meetings in our homes. We can teach classes on apologetics in our homes and churches. We can go to abortion clinics and preach the Gospel. We can go to the malls and movie theaters and preach. The list of ideas is endless. We can even use media (which is now controlled by people with a wicked agenda) in its different forms to communicate the truth of the Gospel. We can reach people on the other side of the world by means of the Internet. If we are lawyers or attorneys, we can use that position to promote the Gospel and stand up for what is right. If we are scientists or astronomers, we can use our knowledge to refute evolution. Standing up for what is right and true has more to do with pressing on with the truth rather than just agreeing that something is wrong. There are tons of places where we can take action and take a stand for the truth. If we fail to do this, we will lose our freedoms that we hold precious, and will be under the slavery of a government that will forbid promoting the Gospel. But when the Gospel truly goes forth, there will be opposition, just because that is the nature of it. So, while we have freedoms, let us take the time to saturate our land with the Gospel! Tomorrow it might not be as easy.