Learn Acts 8:26-40
Think about the scene.
You’re referred to as to the gates of Heaven. You’re puzzled due to the spectacular magnificence that surrounds you. The entire tales and hypothesis that you just heard throughout your earthly life come nowhere near what you see. At that cut-off date, nothing else issues. You see the streets of gold and may really feel the very presence of the Lord. At this level, you look off to the aspect to see a pal overcome with emotion. This can be a pal that you just had invited to church many occasions however had been by no means actually certain something caught with them. You tried to have non secular conversations with them however, in response to you, you didn’t get wherever. They ended up accepting Christ! By way of the tears, this pal says, “Thanks. If it wasn’t for you, I wouldn’t be right here.”
You by no means actually know the influence of investing in somebody can have. You by no means know in case you are the one Jesus they may ever expertise. You don’t know that the time you handed as much as discuss to them was the final time you had been ever going to speak to them. Your voice, your invitation, your care might be simply what they should flip the web page of their life…turning the web page to eternity with Christ.
What amazes me about this BLESS collection that we now have gone by means of is the deliberate structure of the letters. First, we discovered that we have to start with prayer. Subsequent, we have to hearken to others. We then discover out ways in which we are able to deliberately spend money on others adopted by figuring out ways in which we are able to serve them. All of those steps describe the framework that goes into softening their coronary heart to the gospel. What amazes me is that there are four steps which occur earlier than the gospel ever comes into the image.
What does this present you?
To me, it reveals that there’s a lot extra to evangelism than the presentation. How are you going to current the gospel to somebody that has little interest in listening to it? How are you going to current the gospel when the particular person isn’t actually satisfied you care about them and actually need what’s finest for them?
In our studying right this moment, Phillip exemplifies the BLESS acrostic effectively. It’s far more than a presentation. It’s about caring for, investing and guiding them in the direction of Jesus.
It’s our prayer that, by means of this BLESS collection, you could have been geared up and inspired to spend money on the lives of these round you want by no means earlier than. We pray that you just depart this collection with a sport plan of how you’re going to attain these near you with the hope of the gospel and stay out every of the letters of BLESS.
You by no means know, your invitation could also be what convinces them to cross from dying to life.