Teaching Otrhers - Part 2
4. You may teach by talking to those with whom you work. Those who work together talk about something. A Christian's speech should always be “With grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man” (Colossians 4:6).
Peter and Andrew, James and John, and Matthew were all on the job working when Jesus talked to them about a greater work. No Christian should make himself offensive, but he should speak a word for Christ at work, at school, at play, or wherever as he has opportunity. Comments…
5. We should make opportunities to do personal work by turning small incidents into favorable channels. Again, Jesus did this at Jacob's well by talking to the Samaritan woman about spiritual water (John 4:5-26).
Paul, who was brought into the presence of king Agrippa, made it an opportunity to teach. After awhile the king said, "Almost thou persuadest me to be a Christian" (Acts 26:28).
When Paul was a prisoner in Rome, he did not throw up his hands in despair. What did he do? Where is it found? Paul taught all who came to his dwelling from morning till evening (Acts 28: 30-31).
V. REASONS WHY SOME ARE NOT SOUL WINNERS
1. The over-caution risk of danger or rejection is the cause in many cases. We are reminded of the proverb: " He that observeth the wind shall not sow; and he that regardeth the clouds shall not reap" (Ecclesiastes 11:4). This proverb is not aimed against suiting the labor to weather conditions, but rather against the danger of over-caution, for such will leave the fields unsown in the springtime or unharvested in the fall.
Many Christians are afraid to speak for Christ for fear they may say the wrong thing. The person who is excited to win souls rather than just win arguments need not worry about his being very offensive to reasonable people, for his humility, sincerity, and love for souls will nearly always make a good impression. Comments…
2. Others fail to do personal evangelism, because they realize they do not know enough about the Bible to do such. Whose fault it that? This is not God's fault; it is theirs.
We are commanded to study (2 Timothy 2: 15), to add knowledge to our faith (2 Peter 1:5-6), and to be ready always to give an answer to those who ask a reason for our hope (1 Peter 3:15). If we lack knowledge to do this work, we should prepare ourselves. Comments…
3. Some refuse to do personal evangelism, because they do not have the word of God in their own hearts. Jeremiah tried to refrain from talking to others but he could not. What was it like for him? Where is it found? It was like having a burning fire shut up in his bones (Jeremiah 20:9).
Christ said, "Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh" (Matthew 12:34); therefore, when a mouth never speaks any Bible, there must be no Bible in that person's heart. No doubt, this is why some do not speak for Christ. Comments…
The God of Heaven is so Good. We love you all so much.