A Close Shave

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For Saturday April 29, 2023

Matthew 10:6-7
“Go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. And as you go, preach,
saying, ‘The kingdom of heaven is at hand.’ “

One of the members of W. E. Sangster’s church in Scarborough, England, was a barber who felt it was his duty to witness to his customers, but he wasn’t always prudent in how he went about it. One day, after he lathered a man for a shave, he picked up the razor and asked, “Sir, are you prepared to meet your God?” The poor fellow fled with the lather still on his face.

You know, our culture today has convinced us that it is inappropriate and unacceptable to talk about religion. But that shouldn’t discourage us, because evangelism is really as simple as testifying about what God has done in your life. It’s humorous to think about a barber witnessing at such an odd time. But consider your own life. When was the last time you told someone about how God’s grace has turned your world upside down and inside out? Go out and meet people where they are—at the dentist, a neighborhood party, or around the water cooler—and tell them how they, too, can experience God’s grace.

Evangelization is a process of bringing the gospel to people where they are,
not where you would like them to be.


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David Jeremiah, Turning Points with God: 365 Daily Devotions (Tyndale, 2014)
Unless otherwise noted, Scripture taken from the New King James Version®, NKJV © 1982 by Thomas Nelson.
Used by permission. All rights reserved.

About Roland Ledoux

Pastor of Oasis Bible Ministry, an outreach ministry of teaching, encouragement and intercessory prayer from the Holy Bible, the written Word of God and author of the ministry website, For The Love of God. He lives in Delta, Colorado with his beautiful wife of 50+ years and a beautiful yellow lab whom they affectionately call Bella.
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