That I May Know Him

And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life. ~ 1 John 5:20 (KJV)

Is not my word like as a fire? saith the LORD; and like a hammer that breaketh the rock in pieces? Jeremiah 23:29

Thursday, May 25, 2006

Paul the Babbler

~Therefore disputed he in the synagogue with the Jews, and with the devout persons, and in the market daily with them that met with him. Then certain philosophers of the Epicureans, and of the Stoicks, encountered him. And some said, What will this babbler say? Acts 17:17-18

It's funny how we sometimes get encouragement from the least expected verses from the Bible. The open doors for witnessing at work are just too many. Seems like whenever somebody has something to say, I can just jump right in there and share the gospel. I often shy away, which is not good. However, sometimes I just cannot control my mouth, and I go on and on.

Today for instance, the topic of conversation was HIV. How could I not jump in and talk about "the wages of sin is death". I think I may now have obtained the reputation of being a babbler. But now that's not so bad, is it? Paul was called a babbler by the philosphers of his time.

So if we pin the same reputation as Paul, we must be doing something right. This is most encouraging to me!

13 Comments:

  • At Thursday, May 25, 2006 10:54:00 PM, Blogger The IBEX Scribe said…

    Keep babbling. The wisdom of God is foolishness to those who are perishing, and they will go right on perishing if they do not hear the word! I wish I "babbled" more than I do!

     
  • At Friday, May 26, 2006 3:40:00 AM, Blogger Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said…

    Yes, it is great that you are so confident to use those opportunities.

    God Bless

    Matthew

     
  • At Friday, May 26, 2006 10:14:00 AM, Blogger Redeemed said…

    Well said, Angie. I think we can both babble pretty well!

    Thanks, Matthew, but I am not all that confident. I often shy away and when I actually speak, I stutter. It's the Lord that gives me strength.

     
  • At Friday, May 26, 2006 11:33:00 AM, Blogger Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said…

    You seem more confident than I am.

     
  • At Friday, May 26, 2006 12:06:00 PM, Blogger Redeemed said…

    It's confidence in Him, not in myself.

    I often wonder if I could do the street preaching on the streets, if I were a man. That takes boldness.

     
  • At Friday, May 26, 2006 1:00:00 PM, Blogger Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said…

    I really dread it before hand, especially if I think I might be preaching on my own.

     
  • At Friday, May 26, 2006 3:40:00 PM, Blogger Redeemed said…

    I don't think I could it do it on my own.

    We are heading to the streets this coming Sunday. This time, we're loaded with tracts, and it's announcing to be a sunny Sunday. Our men will have a big audiance.

     
  • At Friday, May 26, 2006 4:20:00 PM, Blogger Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said…

    Would it not be better to do it on Saturdays rather than Sundays?

    I would not like to do evangelism on Sunday. For me the Lord's Day is a great time for studying God's Word.

    Every Blessing in Christ

    Matthew

     
  • At Friday, May 26, 2006 7:01:00 PM, Blogger Redeemed said…

    Yes, originally I had thought that the street preaching would be on a Saturday. Maybe since we go tract passing on Saturdays, not wanting to take away from that, the church decided to do the preaching on Sundays.

    But it works out well for us. Most of the church members usually have lunch together on Sundays, and we have to be back at church for choir and the evening service. So instead of going home for an hour or so, we "waste" time by evangelizing! It works out well. Sundays in Montreal are shopping days for most people. You will catch plenty of fish on the streets of downtown Montreal on a Sunday afternoon!

     
  • At Saturday, May 27, 2006 6:37:00 AM, Blogger Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said…

    I think being at home on Sundays is a good thing. I think it is really important for busy families to spend time together, including looking at God's Word as a family.

    I do not get why you cannot combine tract passing with preaching. I see tract passing as an aid to street preaching, not as an end in itself. I do not think I could give out tracts without wanting to preach.

    Sorry to be provocative.

    Every Blessing in Christ

    Matthew

     
  • At Saturday, May 27, 2006 10:21:00 AM, Blogger Redeemed said…

    I fully agree with you that Sunday is great opportunity to spent time in family prayer. I personally enjoy catching up on my reading during Sunday afternoons.

    But the people that do the street preaching are mostly young people. Only the leader has a child. And besides, you will be sad to know that Saturday tract passing is not very well attended. Most people work on Saturdays, or need it to catch up on certain things.

    The street preaching is only once a month anyway. We've only started doing it this year and it's working out well for us, for now.

    Matthew, you are not provocotive. I enjoy your interaction!

     
  • At Saturday, May 27, 2006 11:05:00 AM, Blogger Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said…

    It is great that your church believes in street preaching.

     
  • At Saturday, May 27, 2006 12:43:00 PM, Blogger Redeemed said…

    Amen, any evangelistic ministry is a blessing to the church.

     

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