The Northfield

  2535 Shore Road

  Northfield, NJ 08225


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Bringers VIII ... Teachers

"Instruct a wise man and he will be wiser still; teach a righteous man and he will add to his learning" (Prov.9:9).

As we continue our Friday devotionals about bringing the lost to the Lord. we come to a great challenge. To fully understand the impact of the Gospel on a seeker's heart is one of the greatest challenges of teaching the lost. Its kind of like trying to ply a child with candy and ice cream, in lieu of the nutritious food he or she needs. If the candy and ice cream is all they know, they will come to expect it as the norm and miss out on the foods they really need... If we try to draw people in with slick presentations, the only way to keep them going is with more slick presentations... If we try to draw them in with a positive promise, then we will have to keep them with a positive promise. Which do you think is the better way? There is simply only one thing that really makes Christians, and that is the Gospel. There is no substitute that even comes in a close second to the good news about Jesus Christ. When we draw folks in with the Gospel, it is the Gospel that will maintain them... There is a true bottom line here. Though the church is often viewed as a charitable organization with some inter-social aspects to it, that's only one small part....If people have absolutely no interest in the Gospel, the good news of Jesus, we have nothing else to offer them and they must be allowed to walk away. Perhaps something will happen to them later in life that kindles an interest in the Lord's Word and we can hope for that, but for the present, there are new fields to sow and we must move on to them. Next Friday we will look a bit more specifically about teaching the chronology of the Bible and the truths in it that point to Jesus...

Have a great day... T   G   I   F         Today God Is First.... Love mark Phil.4:11

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