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The simple purpose of this broadcast is to encourage you, exhort you, and motivate you to share your faith in Jesus Christ with those who are lost around you. Even though we will share some instructions on how to witness for the Lord from time to time, we believe that most Christians do not need to learn how to witness for the Lord, they just need to go and do it; so our aim is more motivational than instructional.
Our soul winning passage from the Word of God today is Luke 19:10 which reads: “For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.”
Allow me to share with you some important insights regarding this Scripture from David Guzik’s Commentaries on the Bible:
With this statement, Jesus explains why He extended friendship to a notorious sinner like Zacchaeus. Jesus came precisely to save people like Zacchaeus and Zacchaeus really believed on Jesus. A true son of Abraham was not only descended from Abraham genetically, but also had the faith in God Abraham had.
Our soul winning quote today is from Alexander Maclaren. He said: “The greatest charity in the world is the communication of divine truth to the ignorant.”
Our soul winning devotional is part 59 of our series titled “What Evangelism Is” from Dave Earley and David Wheeler.
Evangelism Is…Incarnational Living
It’s In Our DNA
John’s Gospel records the account of Jesus’ meeting with a Pharisee named Nicodemus, a well-respected ruler of the Jews. He came to Jesus by night out of curiosity in order to discuss matters of faith. Three times Jesus told Nicodemus that he had to be born again.
John 3:3 reads, “Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.”
John 3:5-6 reads, “Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.”
John 3:7 reads, “Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.”
Jesus’ contrast between the natural birth through the flesh and being “born of the Spirit” has eternal ramifications as to how we should interpret the process of salvation and how we should live out the new life in the world. In other words, our Christian life is to be much more than simply committing ourselves to a set of rules. Through the new birth we are expected to represent Christ as if He were standing in our place.
Just as this passage compares the physical birth with the spiritual birth, we can do the same in order to understand the incarnational life into which we are called as Christians. All of us carry certain characteristics that are passed down through physical DNA. The same is true in a spiritual sense. When we are born again into Christ, we become recipients of His spiritual DNA. Therefore, we should live out the ways of Christ in our actions, attitudes, words, and deeds.
The overwhelming love and compassion that Christ demonstrated for people should naturally run through our spiritual veins and be evident to the world. Since He obviously cared for lost people as evidenced by His sacrifice on the cross, we must incarnationally do the same in our daily lives.
In our next broadcast, we will continue looking at why evangelism is…Incarnational Living.
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Dear friend, if you do not know the Lord Jesus Christ as your Savior, may I encourage you to get to know Him today. John 3:16 says, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” Just believe in your heart that Jesus Christ died for your sins, was buried, and rose from the dead by the power of God for you so that you can be a part of the church in this life and in the life to come. Pray and ask Him to come into your heart today, and He will. Romans 10:13 says, “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”
Until next time,
Keep the soul winner’s fire!
Daniel Whyte III has spoken in meetings across the United States and in twenty-three foreign countries. He is the author of thirty-four books. He is also the president of Gospel Light Society International, a worldwide evangelistic ministry that reaches thousands with the Gospel each week, as well as president of Torch Ministries International, a Christian literature ministry which publishes a monthly magazine called The Torch Leader. He is heard by thousands each week on his radio broadcasts, The Prayer Motivator Devotional and the Prayer Motivator Minute, as well as Gospel Light Minute X, the Gospel Light Minute, the Sunday Evening Evangelistic Message, the Prophet Daniel’s Report and the Second Coming Watch Update. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Theology from Bethany Divinity College, a Bachelor’s degree in Religion from Texas Wesleyan University, and a Master’s degree in Religion from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary. He has been married to the former Meriqua Althea Dixon, of Christiana, Jamaica for twenty-five years. God has blessed their union with seven children. Find out more at www.danielwhyte3.com. Follow Daniel Whyte III on Twitter @prophetdaniel3 or on Facebook.