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Jesus is Mighty to Save by Laura Hadley

August 23, 2012

Photo above created by Jared Duba (Depraved Wretch)

The Farmers Market was amazing.  There was one encounter that really stood out.  As I passed out a million dollar tract to a gentlemen and shared the gospel with him, I noticed he was agreeing with everything I was said.  I asked him,”Will you go to heaven when you die?”  He hoped he would.  Then I asked him, “Do you consider yourself to be a good person?”  I then took him through the Ten Commandments and shared with him Acts 17:31, “For God has appointed a day in which He will judge the world in righteousness.”  I continued to ask him, “When God judges you on that day will you be innocent or guilty?  Will you go to heaven or hell?”  He said,”Hell.”  I asked him if that concerned him and he said that it did.   Then I got to share what Jesus did for him and that God doesn’t want him or anyone to go to hell.

After sharing the gospel with him, I told him what God requires of us to be saved.  I said that he needed to repent and turn from his sins, turn to God, and trust in Jesus Christ alone as His Savior.  Then I asked him, “When are you going to do this, because as it says in 2 Corinthians 6:2, ‘Today is the day of salvation.'” I told him we are not guaranteed another day and I encouraged him to get right with God.  He said he wanted to receive Jesus, but wanted to do it alone with  God, when he got home.  Praise God!  I asked him if he had a bible and he said, “no” so I gave him a nice leather bible that a fellow Christian had donated.  He was SO thankful.  I told him he was the reason I came out that day.  I prayed for him and told him to come back before the market ended because I wanted him to meet Karissa. When he came back he brought me some fresh blackberries to show his gratefulness. What a wonderful day!

Even if I share with a hundred people or a thousand people and just one comes to know Christ and is saved, it’s all worth it because that person will spend eternity in heaven and be saved from an eternity in hell.  Salvation is from the Lord.  The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few.  I hope you are encouraged by this encounter to continue sharing your faith and to never give up. There are SO many who are lost and need to hear the best news they’ll ever hear, the gospel of Jesus Christ.  Karissa told me that on average it takes a person 6-7 times to hear the gospel before a person receives God’s gift of salvation.  So remember God’s word never returns void and you are planting a seed every time you stand up and proclaim the Good News.

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