SPECIAL NOTE: Today, March 29, 2023 marks the 24th anniversary of this SOUND BITES Ministry. It was begun in memory of our son, Dustin, who had died from a brain tumor on this date the previous year (1998). Since the beginning of SOUND BITES 5569 quotes, including today’s, have been sent out to our e-mail subscribers or Facebook followers or Blog readers around the world.
John Wesley, the founder of the Methodist movement, once said, “I look upon all
the world as my parish; thus far I mean, that, in whatever part of it I am, [it
is my] duty to declare unto all that are willing to hear, the glad tidings of
salvation. This is the work which I know God has called me to; and sure I am
that His blessing attends it.” (From Wesley’s journal entry on 11 June 1739)
As we continue through Lent, let today’s SOUND BITES quote speak to you, and then let it overflow to others everywhere. If you live outside of the United States, we would love to hear from you. Simply send an e-mail to SOUNDBITESMinistry@gmail.com with where you live and, if you would care to add, how God is using SOUND BITES to minister to you or through you to others. You are welcome to comment below as well. – DW
THE WORLD IS MY PARISH
I remember when television first came out. Many Christians shunned it, believing it was run by the prince of the power of the air. The evil one certainly had his influence in the medium (and still does), but why not use television as a means to proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ? Why not use radio? Why not use print? Why not use the Internet? Why not use any means at hand to take the message of the gospel and spread it throughout the whole world? The farther the better. The faster the better. The sooner the better. Until Jesus returns!
What Jesus was saying, in essence, to His disciples was this: “While I was on earth, I was localized. I could only touch individual men and women in My travels and speak to a few local audiences. But believe Me, after I am gone and the Holy Spirit comes to fill and empower My sons and daughters, then My ministry will be as far spread as Christians are.”
So wherever there is a Christian, there is Christ. Wherever there is a believer, there is ministry.
-- Adapted from David Jeremiah