Saturday, November 02, 2013
" Then Jesus came to them and said, 'All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.' ” (Matt.28:18-20)
There are those who have the gift of evangelism, and those with the calling and office of evangelist. Not me. However, every believer is called to share his or her faith, to be living epistles, and to do what we can to help others on the way.
So, there's this young man, a student where I work, who accepted Christ at my church earlier this year, who likes to go to the youth service on Friday nights, but we found that things just kept getting in the way - he'd have company, one or the other of us would be sick or tired, or whatever. I was concerned about his growth - so finally I suggested he come home with me on Friday afternoons and spend a couple hours chilling at my house, and we could do a little Bible study. The Bible is the milk and meat of our Christian growth, and he was totally unfamiliar with it. So, while I did give him a Bible of his own, like any baby, he didn't know how to feed himself and needed some "spoon feeding" for a while yet. So the first time he came over, I just focused on familiarizing him with the book, and a quick scan of the headings of the book of Genesis. Yesterday, we looked at Genesis a little more closely, covering creation, the fall, Cain and Abel, and the flood.
He likes coming over. Our home is peaceful - despite big slobbery boxers. He can get on his facebook for a bit, we watched a little bit of The Avengers on Netflix - but he also got some spiritual food.
A good way to invest a couple of hours on a Friday afternoon.