Digging Deeper

Digging Deeper – October 28, 2021

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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 28

 

and immediately he began to proclaim Jesus in the synagogues, saying, “He is the Son of God.”

Acts 9:20 (NASB)

 


 

THE DISRUPTIVE GOSPEL: JESUS COMMISSIONS US

 

A Sunday School teacher, a Mr. Edward Kimball, in 1858, led a Boston shoe clerk to give his life to Christ.  The clerk, Dwight L. Moody, became an evangelist.  In England in 1879, he awakened evangelistic zeal in the heart of Fredrick B. Meyer, pastor of a small church.  F. B. Meyer, preaching to an American college campus, brought to Christ a student named J. Wilbur Chapman. Chapman, engaged in YMCA work, employed a former baseball player, Billy Sunday, to do evangelistic work. Billy Sunday held a revival in Charlotte, N.C. A group of local men were so enthusiastic afterward that they planned another evangelistic campaign, bringing Mordecai Hamm to town to preach.  During Hamm’s revival, a young man named Billy Graham heard the gospel and yielded his life to Christ. Think of the impact that this one Sunday School teacher has had.

 

In Acts 9, after his conversion, Saul without delay or hesitation began to preach Jesus. The impact of the Gospel on the heart, mind and lips of Saul was seen immediately. R.C. Sproul said, “Just minutes before his conversion, all that Paul could think of was what he could do to Christ, but immediately after, all he could think of is what he could do for Christ, which reveals the essence of his radical conversion.” (Acts Commentary)

 

Reflection

One of the first signs of genuine conversion is the desire for others to hear and experience the same good news that has changed our lives. Who was the first person you remember telling about your conversion? What are some of the reasons we don’t share Jesus with others more than we do?

 

Praise

Praise God for the person who was obedient to God’s call and shared Jesus with you. Thank God for commissioning you to be a part of His plan to reach the world with the Gospel.

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