Our friend Bernie travels a great deal. He loves the Lord Jesus and keeps alert for opportunities to share Christ with others.
Last week he was returning from the airport and was alone with the driver of the shuttle bus. He ask him, “Do you know the Lord?”
“I’m not sure what you mean. I’m Catholic, but I don’t attend church.
Bernie: “If you were to die today, do you know where you would go?”
“No, I don’t.”
“Let me explain the most important message of God: First of all, God loves you and has a plan for your life. The problem is, we are all sinners, so we are separated from God and cannot experience His love and salvation. When Jesus came, He was born of a virgin and then lived a perfectly sinless life so that He could die on the cross and pay the penalty for your sins and mine. Three days after He died He rose from the dead.
“Today, if we pray and confess our sins and tell God we want to receive His free gift of salvation, then He will forgive our sins and send His Holy Spirit to live in us and make us new on the inside. He promises that we will live with Him in heaven, for all eternity. God is just a prayer away.” Bernie stopped talking.
They rode in silence for a while. Then the driver said, “I want to pray. Would you help me?”
Bernie led him in prayer and the driver gave his heart to Christ. Bernie continued to share more of God’s Word with the driver and encouraged him to read the Bible daily. He urged him to get into a small group to pray for one another and to study the Bible together. He left the driver with a DVD of the Jesus Movie and a booklet entitled: Would You Like to Know God Personally? by Dr. Bill Bright. The driver was most grateful.
- You too can read the booklet Bernie shared: http://www.everystudent.com/features/gettingconnected.html
- You can watch the Jesus Movie here: http://www.jesusfilm.org/watch/jesus.html/english.html
- Preach the word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all long suffering and teaching. 2 Timothy 4:2
- SONG: GOD IS READY – Robin Poem by E. Cheney, circa 1931; lyrics and music by Kathleen
[This life is temporary. This life is short. When this life is over, our bodies will die and become empty shells, but our souls will continue to live forever. Where will the “real you” live? Will you live for all eternity separated from God? Or will you spend eternity in the presence of God in heaven? Learn more so you can make your most important decision: http://www.godlife.com/gospel/ and http://www.godlife.com/en/about-christianity
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