Matthew 4:18-22 Fishers of Men
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Why are we not winning more of our friends, relatives, and associates to Christ? Why are we not better witnesses? According to surveys by George Barna, only about half (53 percent) of born again Christians feel a sense of responsibility to tell others about their faith. In other words, nearly half of us don’t think it’s our personal responsibility to share our beliefs with those who don’t know Christ.
“[Winning souls] is something you cannot outgrow; it is a lifetime undertaking.”
“We need to be joined to the Holy Spirit so that the living water may flow through us. But let me also say that the channel of life has two ends: One end is open toward the Holy Spirit; but the other end is open toward men.”
“Beloved, there are two big days in the life of a believer: the day on which he believes in the Lord—and every day after that when he leads someone to faith in Christ.”
How can we be better witnesses for Christ?
• Ask God to give you a burden for a handful of people who need to be saved, and begin praying for them.
• Live a consistent Christian life, letting others see the hope within you.
• Be ready when asked to give a reason for that hope (1 Peter 3:15).
• Seize opportunities for inviting others to church. If you invite enough people, some will come. And if enough come, some will be saved.