Survey Your World
Claude V. King and P. Douglas Small
God’s Word for Today
Read John 1:35-51
Thoughts for Today
The disciple-band that followed Jesus was not comprised of all friends or acquaintances. Andrew heard about Jesus from John, the Baptist. And he brought his brother Simon Peter. Jesus found Philip, and then he found Nathaniel. It has been hypothesized that every person on the planet is ‘six degrees’ away from any one of us. Meaning, that between you and any other human, are only six others. This friend knows him, who knows her, who met them – and so on. It is a small world. We make evangelism so complex; it is really a matter of relationships. Your life must have integrity. Right with God, you long for others to know him. You can’t change them, perhaps in the beginning you cannot even talk to them about God. But you pray; and He works, and orchestrates opportunities to build bridges, and demonstrate love. And love creates an open door for the truth of the gospel. And then, it is matter of sharing with them, what you know and believe.
It’s Time to Pray
- Think about the person who introduced you to Christ. Reflect on how different you are now.
- Identify people in your circles of concern – family and friends, neighbors and associates, acquaintances and beyond them – the world.
- Keep building your prayer list.
Pray for your children as well as fatherless and abandoned children. Pray for the next generation. You could even prayer walk near an abortion clinic.
Pray for an Unreached People Group: Tharu of Nepal
Pray for their rich culture to be preserved and for good medical care. Pray that God will raise up qualified linguists to translate the Bible into their language.