Ask yourself: what is it that Christians can uniquely give to others?
What is it that no one else but Christians can give away?
Atheists, Muslims, humanists, Hindu’s, Buddhists—all help people with physical, social, and financial needs.
It is also a Christian virtue to help heal the hurts of humanity.
- Didn’t Jesus heal the sick?
- Give sight to the blind?
- Cleanse the lepers?
- Feed the hungry?
Is there any better way to build relationships of integrity than helping the helpless?
- Demonstrating acts of kindness?
- Healing the hurts?
Aren’t relationships the perfect platform for effectively sharing with people about God’s
- Power to live in love
- Hope in eternity?
I remember getting a phone call from a vacuum cleaner salesman. Earlier that day, my wife said our vacuum cleaner died. However, when I got this phone call, I didn’t know this vacuum cleaner salesman. So I said, “No thanks.”
- We had the need
- But, we didn’t have the relationship.
The next day, my wife was talking with her friend Cindy about our need for a new vacuum cleaner. Cindy said, “About a month ago, my vacuum cleaner broke. I bought one from a door-to-door salesman. It’s the best vacuum cleaner I have ever had.”
My wife got the man’s phone number from Cindy. My wife invited him to come to the house to demonstrate. When he cae, I learned it was the same salesman! We bought the vacuum. The difference? A relationship: Cindy!
- Do you see why God doesn’t want Christians to rely on their pastor for sharing the good news of Jesus?
- Your pastor will never know some of the people you know.
- Relationships are everything, when you’re a missionary!