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Sunday, October 16, 2016

Social Media and Evangelism

Jesus said, “We must work the works of Him who sent Me as long as it is day; night is coming when no one can work.”(John 9:4)

Who knows how much longer Christians will be able to work in the fields that are “white to harvest”? For those who are paying attention, darkness may very well be settling not only over America, but over the whole world.

Social media has provided the devil and his children an unprecedented means of evangelizing the world for his relentless evil. But social media ALSO provides God’s children an equally unprecedented means of evangelizing the world for Jesus Christ.

Not everyone believes he or she is sufficiently articulate to write and post meaningful essays on social media about Jesus. But we DO NOT have to be articulate to effectively and fruitfully evangelize for Christ on social media.

Here is one suggestion: When you read your Bible and God speaks to you through a particular paragraph or verse, type that text into social media and share a sentence or two about what the text means to you.

Or, here is an even easier suggestion: When you read a text of Scripture that speaks to you, copy the text onto social media without comment. God’s word – by itself – is able to speak to the hearts of those who will read the Scripture.

Night is coming when no one can work for Christ – certainly not as easily as we can work for Him today. Let us then use every tool available while it is still day.

2 comments:

Barb Schoeneberger said...

I like your practical ideas for spreading the Good News of Christ. We never know when something uplifting is exactly what someone needs to hear.

Rich Maffeo said...

Thanks, Barb. May God raise up tens of thousands to sweep the social media.