So the law was put in charge to lead us to Christ that we might be justified by faith. Galatians 3:24

I pray that you may be active in sharing your faith, so that you will have a full understanding of every good thing we have in Christ. Philemon 1:6

FRONT PAGE - here you will find the last 20 postings about recent conversations. Please pray for these people!

Church in the Marketplace

7/30/13                  James             about 45
A strange thing happened at the grocery store late last night…Church!  After doing my shopping I decided to reach out with the gospel to a few people before checking out.  It was late and I was tired after a long day working on a construction project, but then I ran into James, a fellow believer, who was glad to hear what I was doing.  We spent some time in fellowship, catching up on how God has been working in our lives and what we have been learning, sharing our concerns and joining together in prayer right there in aisle 15!  And the cool thing is, despite our very different backgrounds and the fact that he is African American and I am European American, despite our different occupations and churches, and despite the fact that we had never met before last night – we had everything in common in Christ!  My goal of initiating at least one gospel conversation with a new person daily has taught me a couple important things; 1.) How many different avenues their imagination takes people when their view of themselves, God and eternity is not based on biblical truth; and 2.) How few genuine believers like James are out there.  Unless the Spirit is disproportionately leading me to talk to unbelievers (those who actively reject the things of God) and false believers (people who think themselves saved but usually only trusting in their own goodness or their own unbiblical ideas about God) people like James are few and far between.  After just a few minutes of talking to him I could easily tell we had so much in common -  biblical truth, grace and forgiveness in Jesus, the Holy Spirit living in new hearts that come to those who are born again, the same Heavenly Father who has adopted us as His children – that it felt like we had known each other for years.  After all, we are family!    “The Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. And by him we cry, “Abba, Father.” The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children.”  (Romans 8)

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