Reach the Dying at Christmas

Christmas is the one time of year when it’s legitimate to share the message of Jesus. Everywhere we turn there are people dying for one little drop of kindness.  People are dying from lack of hope that is gained through the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ.

The dying may keep busy with work, family, sports, hobbies, addictive behaviors, etc.  But if they don’t have Jesus, they are restless and without hope. All their busy activities are temporary solutions to their restlessness.  Jesus is the only permanent solution.  Jesus IS our peace.  Jesus IS our hope.

One way to reach out is with a simple plate of warm cookies. Personally, I don’t bake, but we have fruit trees.  We’ve walked the neighborhood, singing Christmas Carols, pulling our wagon  filled with bags of avocados or tangerines from our trees.  Tied with brightly colored ribbons, we’ll attach a Christmas card with the true message of Christmas.  Or it might be a Christmas tract or the booklet, Would You Like to Know God Personally? by Bill Bright:  http://www.everystudent.com/features/gettingconnected.html

An excellent Christmas tract in the form of a tiny comic in many languages:  The Greatest Story Ever Told: https://www.chick.com/reading/tracts/0293/0293_01.asp

Remember the postman, gardener, newspaper boy, hair dresser, etc.
Have a nut or persimmon tree? Share them!  Attach a note, “Merry Christmas from the Smith Family! Jesus loves you!”  The “Jesus loves you” part is most important.  Be bold!

This is fun to do as a church family:  reaching out to the neighborhood surrounding your church campus with gift bags of homemade cookies or produce.  Be sure to enclose a booklet with the message of Jesus’ love and then extend an invitation to attend your church’s special Christmas program!

  •  For he himself is our peace, who has made the two groups one and has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility.     Ephesians 2:14
  •  A new command I give you: Love one another.  As I have loved you, so you must love one another.  By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.      John 13:34-35
  • SONG:  One Business in Life – Quote by John Wesley (circa 1790); Remaining words, music and arrangement by Kathleen

About Kathleen

God delights in working through His people as they submit to Him. Jesus said to go into all the world and preach the good news to everyone (Mark 16:15). No matter where we live on this planet, people are separated from God because of sin. We ALL need a Savior, and there’s only ONE. It brings me great joy to share Christ with the lost and lonely. Over the years I’ve learned a great deal while facilitating Bible studies. I’ve found myself on college and university campuses, the beach, the streets, the hospital, the jail and the juvenile facility for incarcerated teens sharing God’s message of love. I also serve as an online missionary with Global Media Outreach. I’ve seen countless lives transformed when people turn away from sin and turn to Jesus. The changes God makes are real and lasting. These are some of my experiences. NOTE: My stories have been altered, removing any and all identifying factors. This includes names and other particulars in order to protect confidentiality and anonymity.
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5 Responses to Reach the Dying at Christmas

  1. Liana says:

    What an absolutely beautiful ministry Kathleen. Those in your path are so blessed.

  2. Frank King says:

    Kathleen, that sounds like a great way of sharing the Christ of Christmas. This time of the year makes for a great platform to share Christ since people of faith and many others regard the birth of Christ as the reason for the season. We should leverage this occasion for sharing Christ.

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