Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Reach Out?!

In yesterday's Life with Lynnie (LwL) entry, I let you know that I had someone join me for my worship service at Walkerville Evangelical Baptist Church (WEBC), on Sunday. 

As previously mentioned, the person is an ATHEIST.  Someone who doesn't even believe God exists.

Prior to our meeting on my Lord's day, the fellow had joined my other Christian friends and me, during our Tim Horton's coffee time.  Also, for a couple of times for fun, food and fellowship, together.

During our past conversations, he had asked questions about how we worship at my Baptist church, so I suggested that he join us.  He did!

Afterwards, everyone in the sanctuary made our way downstairs.  We gathered in our fellowship room for a pot-luck luncheon.

The missionary couple who had been our guest speakers, also joined our group of worshippers.  Together, we enjoyed time of fun, food and fellowship.

I was grateful that many of my brothers and sisters in the Lord, came to say 'hi'.  This was not surprising. 

After all, as I've said in the past, this group of people is one of the most caring, I've seen in a long time! 

They tend to make people feel welcome.  I truly praise God for this.

One by one, male and female came to introduce themselves and speak with our guest, for a short time. 

Some joined us, being seated for a bit longer, time wise.  Like my brother in the Lord, W... who related well to the fellow who had joined us, that day.

W's past was not quite the same as this unbelieving fellow, seated with us.

W had been raised Muslim.  Now, he is a Christian lay preacher, who assists with teaching for our church family.

It seemed that both this fellow needing salvation and W had a lot in common, in one aspect of life.  They both were science-oriented people. 

Much conversation regarding science and how the world began, ensued.

Of course, the difference was based upon thoughts regarding the existence of God.  Even so, I must admit that together the three of us had quite a conversation!

Without having to tell you, I'm sure you understand why I felt compelled to have this fellow join us, this past Sunday.

After all, there is no one on earth that will make it to heaven, without salvation.  God told us we need to believe and be overcomers.

Just as He did, in Revelation 21:7-8, "He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son. But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.:"

Anyone who knows me, knows that it breaks my heart thinking that there will be those who spend eternity in Hell, instead of Heaven.  Even so, many will.  Just as God told us, in verse 8, above.

However, I know that it is not my will that is done.  It is God's will.

He will save, whom He will save.

One thing we believers must do, is be obedient to His calling.  We need to participate in the Great Commission, by planting those seeds that He will water.

And, much like the work that the missionaries around the world do, we must reach out and touch others.  Even, right here at home. 

Friend, don't be afraid to speak up for our Lord.  Don't be afraid to plant those seeds for Christ. 

God will bless you for the work you do for Him.

Until next time...

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