Monday, September 5, 2011

Expect Fruit!

We should never do evangelism because of the fruit we see or hope to see. We always say (as Bill Bright did) that we should take the initiative in the power of the Holy Spirit and then trust the results to God. That's good. However, it seems we can almost swing to the other extreme of expecting not to see fruit. That's crazy! Seed grows; if we're sowing and watering there will be a harvest (Mt.13:1-23, 1 Cor.3:6-9). Acts 2:41 says, "Those who accepted his message were baptized, and about three thousand were added to their number that day." Acts 4:4 states, "But many who heard the message believed, and the number of men grew to about five thousand." Finally, Acts 5:14 continues, "Nevertheless, more and more men and women believed in the Lord and were added to their number." The bottom line is if we're sharing the Good News, there will be fruit. It might not be immediate but we should expect it. Conversely, if we aren't sharing, we definitely won't see fruit so get out and share your hope with those around you!

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