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Evangelism Is...Being the Change You Wish to See In the World, Part 1 (SWM #79)

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Our soul winning passage from the Word of God today is Matthew 25:40 which reads: "And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me."

Our soul winning quote today is from Mohandas Gandhi. He said: "You must be the change you wish to see in the world."

Our soul winning devotional is part 62 of our series titled "What Evangelism Is" from Dave Earley and David Wheeler.

Evangelism Is...Being the Change You Wish to See In the World

Young Professionals Are Being the Change
A group of young professionals and graduate students in Lynchburg, Virginia, call themselves "Life Group." They want to make a difference.

Recently more than a dozen young adults from Life Group gathered on a cold and rainy day to tear down ceilings, gut interior walls, and to clean up a yard filled with trash and debris from years of neglect. After hours of labor, they shared Christ with the appreciative homeowner. She was delighted to find people who cared for others in need.

As she told of her failing health and a near-death experience, the door was opened to share the gospel. Eventually one of the young adults asked her, "If you died then, where would you have spent eternity?" The group shifted gears from being a group of humanitarians to a team of caring evangelists. Although the woman knew the group had come from a local church, she was now connecting the dots between their honest compassion for her physical well-being and the loving message of Christ and the cross.

This type of ministry in action breaks down the walls of resistance in communities everywhere. The homeless are being fed and prison inmates are receiving love from visitors committed to sharing the gospel in both word and deed...

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