Friday, May 13, 2016


Most surveys of Christians point to an individual (sometimes two or three but generally one) who had the most influence upon their coming to know Jesus. And that person is very often a friend or family member. An unbelieving person can come to know our Lord through the observation of a Christian in their day-to-day activity that exalts and demonstrates their love for Jesus.

I am not referring to preaching. In fact, that is probably a turn off for most people. Rather, I am pointing to a way of life that quietly and assuredly broadcasts our connection to Jesus Christ. It is the simple things that exude from our life that draw attention to our Savior. Think of the fruit of the Spirit: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control [Galatians 5:22]… These attributes, injected into daily life, speak so loudly for Christ they can hardly be unnoticed… Many times a hard and cold heart melts before the honest warmth of a Christ-centered fellow traveler on this earth.

-- Pastor Gary Stone


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