The Imperfect Evangelist By Rev Eastwood Anaba



THE WORD SIROCCO
Thursday, December 6, 2018
 
Theme: One Saint, One Soul
 
Topic: The Imperfect Evangelist
 
Scripture Reading: 
John 4:5-28
 
Main Text: 
John 4:28-29
“The woman then left her waterpot, and went her way into the city, and saith to the men, Come, see a man, which told me all things that ever I did: is not this the Christ?”
 
The story of the Messiah with the woman at the Well of Sychar reveals a very interesting point that answers one of the common excuses often cited for not winning souls. This great evangelist of a woman brought the whole city to Jesus when she became convinced about whom Jesus was. Her past life, what she did or did not do before meeting the Messiah, became inconsequential in her evangelistic drive. Yet, we are often loaded with excuses that the people will not accept us because they know us.  
 
Jesus told the woman, “…thou hast had five husbands; and he whom thou now hast is not thy husband: in that saidst thou truly” (John 4:18). This testimony in a small town was enough to have condemned the woman into perpetual solitude, not to talk about being an evangelist. Nevertheless, this imperfect woman transformed into a strong and bold evangelist that brought a whole city to Christ.
 
There is no condemnation to those who are in Christ, (Romans 8:1). Don’t let your past paralyze you from being a soul winner. Translate your past record or your shortfalls into a testimony that will draw others to Christ. The woman’s message was simple, “Come, see a man, which told me all things that ever I did: is not this the Christ?” (John 4:9). Her mess became her message. Her misery gave her a ministry.
 
Prayer:
Pray that your past or your shortfalls will not become a stumbling block to your soul winning drive. Confess your sins, rise up and go tell others about Christ.

Recommended Reading:
“The Audacious Anointing” by Eastwood Anaba
(e-books available at www.amazon.com)


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