Worth Remembering…

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.”   John 3:16  esv

“Evangelism is telling people you already know what you already know about Jesus.”

My brothers, if anyone among you wanders from the truth and someone brings him back, let him know that whoever brings back a sinner from his wandering will save his soul from death and will cover a multitude of sins.”   James 5:19-20  esv

“…sometimes well-intentioned church folk stop there at the water and in so doing, stop short of their responsibility (cf. Mat. 28:18-20).  They push the action of faith without first properly and fully emphasizing the person of faith.  They fixate on the water without focusing upon the One who mandates the water in the first place.  But beloved, without Christ, baptism is simply a bath.  Christ is the center, the beginning and the end, and He’s why water is important in the first place.!”  –Mike Benson, Magnolia Messenger (Vol 41; Num 1, Spring 2019)

Now who is there to harm you if you are zealous for what is good? But even if you should suffer for righteousness’ sake, you will be blessed. Have no fear of them, nor be troubled, but in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect.”  1 Peter 3:13-15 esv

And Jesus went throughout all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom and healing every disease and every affliction. (36) When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. (37) Then he said to his disciples, ‘The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; (38) therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.'”  Matthew 9:35-38 esv