Mark 16:15 And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.
We all need to be reminded and encouraged to preach the gospel to every creature. The labourers are few but the rewards will be great!
Luke 10:16 He that heareth you heareth me; and he that despiseth you despiseth me; and he that despiseth me despiseth him that sent me.
Never become prideful at your success in soul winning, people get saved because they have heard the words of Christ. Never become discouraged by those who reject you, they have rejected you because they have rejected Christ.
Luke 8:12 Those by the way side are they that hear; then cometh the devil, and taketh away the word out of their hearts, lest they should believe and be saved.
How a preacher interprets the parable of the sower will give you some insight on whether he believes in a faith based or a works based gospel. Receiving salvation is truly as simple as believing on Jesus Christ’s full atonement for sin.
Luke 2:17 And when they had seen it, they made known abroad the saying which was told them concerning this child.
The news of salvation through Jesus Christ was made known as soon as he was born into the world. The Father’s business needs to be a priority in our lives like it was for Jesus as he grew in spirit and wisdom.
Luke 1:17 And he shall go before him in the spirit and power of Elias, to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just; to make ready a people prepared for the Lord.
John the Baptist was given a powerful ministry to prepare a generation for the Lord. His ministry was no different to the one we have today, to point people to Christ.
Zechariah 4:6 Then he answered and spake unto me, saying, This is the word of the LORD unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the LORD of hosts.
We must not rely upon the strength of our flesh when we do works for God. We can only accomplish great things by the spirit of the Lord.
1 Corinthians 9:16 For though I preach the gospel, I have nothing to glory of: for necessity is laid upon me; yea, woe is unto me, if I preach not the gospel!
Preaching the gospel is the greatest way to honour and celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ. The church worker who preaches the gospel should also be able to live of the gospel.
Matthew 9:37-38 Then saith he unto his disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few; Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest.
Meeting at a hall in Nambour, we had 10 soul winners divided into 5 groups who went preaching the gospel. There were 5 souls saved that morning.
Those who stayed behind in the hall with the children watched videos on Soul Winning for Beginners to equip them for future opportunities.
Everyone was deserving of a well earned rest and light lunch. It is always exciting to exchange stories of the people who were spoken to at the door or on the street.
With a slight change of silent partners, 9 individuals continued knocking the doors on their designated maps. There was an additional 3 souls who received Jesus as their saviour in the afternoon.
We ended the day with a church service which was a great time of rejoicing over the 8 souls saved. It was a time for singing praises, bible reading, and preaching of sermons. Needless to say, dinner was enjoyed by all.
The sermons can be heard in full below:
Acts 2:41 Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls.
This church event was linked with the global 2018 Soul Winning Mega Marathon efforts to preach the gospel across all nations. Amazingly, the results have equaled the numbers we read about in the book of Acts. Praise God!
Total Soul-winners: 2,301+
Total Salvations: 3,042+