evangelization-connection

In Luke, chapter 10, Jesus is sending out 70 disciples to preach his word. He tells them what to do in each town, and how they are to act. It would be very good if Christian and (c)hristian groups took heed to his words:

Luke 10:3-7: “Go your ways: behold, I send you forth as lambs among wolves.
{10:4} Carry neither purse, nor scrip, nor shoes: and salute no man by the way.
{10:5} And into whatsoever house ye enter, first say, Peace [be] to this house.
{10:6} And if the son of peace be there, your peace shall rest upon it: if not, it shall turn to you again.
{10:7} And in the same house remain, eating and drinking such things as they give: for the labourer is worthy of his hire. Go not from house to house.”

There are 3 lessons here:
a. They are not to carry anything with them. And they are not to “salute no man by the way”, which I take to mean do not be a respector of persons by virtue of their power or position.
b. IF they are invited in, and IF peace is in that house, then they should stay, and converse as long as that house wants to listen. They are not to take any MONEY, only food and drink “as they give”.
c. GO NOT FROM HOUSE TO HOUSE. This indicates that, as they find a house that is holy, stay there, and do not “canvas the neighborhood”, looking to increase your congregation size and reputation.

Now, I have had 7th Day Adventists come to my house, and argue with me on the doorstep because I did not want to talk to them. I have also had Jehovah Witnesses, who I made a gentleman’s agreement to discuss with them their views if they would answer any question I had, and after 6 month’s they finally revealled their true nature.

Jesus wanted everyone in the world to know that his message and his salvation was free, and not to be forced upon or coerced into anyone.

Does YOUR church follow that advice?

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