To follow Jesus and become a fisher of men, we need to do what Jesus did. He spent time with those who were lost and needed a Savior. We cannot catch any fish by casting our fishing poles on the ground and we cannot win the lost from our comfortable church pew.
My firm belief, pastoral experience, and observation is that “believers do not declare the gospel if they do not delight in God.” Do you delight in Jesus Christ? Does your small group encourage delight in Jesus and declaration of the gospel?
“We are partnering locally with Latter Rain Ministries (Pastored by Bishop Reginald Blackmon) to share the gospel in Fort Wayne, why don’t we partner with a CRC church in El Potrero, Honduras to share the gospel of Jesus Christ globally?” Pastor Jim Halstead challenged the Community CRC church family.
How do you disciple a new believer? Jesus recognized that the people He encountered were at different stages of growth and development, and He worked to challenge each of them to the next level.
Go and Tell is an easy and practical way to share the gospel based on the Heidelberg Catechism and it is free online (including videos, audio, a booklet, and additional resources).
Go and Tell now includes Spanish materials. In addition, the videos have closed captioning in Spanish.
Instead of climbing a mountain or going overseas, maybe we need to begin by crossing our street and telling our neighbor the glorious gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ.