Empowered for Christian Witnessing

christian witnessing

Hello Church Family,

This Sabbath we are highlighting evangelism through literature ministry. Specifically, we want to encourage YOU to become excited about spreading the Good News through Bible-based literature and videos.

How to get started? First, pray and ask God to strengthen your love of the truth, and to give you love and compassion for people struggling in darkness, sin and error. Second, pray for introspection to know how your personality and talents fit in His “mission field.”

Are you somewhat shy about meeting and conversing with people you don’t know? Then your place in the field may be that of a Sower. A Sower may go door-to-door and leave literature via door hangers, on seats when riding public transportation, or at restaurants when dining out. A Sower is planting seeds and, while he or she may not know what becomes of that seed this side of Heaven, they have faith in God’s promise that His “word will not return to Him void, but will accomplish that which He pleases.” (Isaiah 55:11)

Or, you may be a Waterer, aiding in the growth of the planted seed by personal friendship, encouragement, and further study of God’s word. Waterers “never meet strangers,” just people they don’t know yet! They may start a small group Bible study; invite others to a Revelation series, a church service, or Vacation Bible School. God’s promise to the Waterer is that they will “each be rewarded according to their own labor.” (1 Corinthians 3:8)

And then there are the Harvest Laborers. God has given you intuition and judgment to guide new believers towards taking the final step and committing fully to Jesus Christ. A Laborer does not rush through the field, but carefully takes time with each person, helping to deepen their understanding of God’s word, His great love, and His desire to be their Savior and Lord. Laborers spend much time in intercessory prayer, many times seeing the results of their efforts. They also follow Jesus’ command to pray to the Lord of the harvest to send more workers into His field, seeing that “the harvest is plentiful but the workers are few.” (Matthew 9:37, 38)

Whatever your part in God’s mission field, do not neglect it. If we ask, the Holy Spirit will direct and enable us. Let no one we could have reached one day lament, “The harvest is past, the summer is ended, and we are not saved.” (Jeremiah 8:20)

May the Lord bless and keep you,
Althea Espinoza
Literature Ministry leader

MESSAGE: “Empowered for Christian Witnessing” (Luke 10:1-24) by Pastor Mark Tshuma