October is harvest time here in the United States.
As an alternative to Halloween, many of our churches plan Harvest Festivals for family fun.
There are three seasonal conditions of the harvest: when the crop is green (not ripe), when it is white (ideal for harvesting), and when it rots.
Jesus said, in John 4:35,
Say not ye, There are yet four months, and then cometh harvest? behold, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest.
In This Episode We Look At:
Today is the day to reach the lost
What holds us back from having an urgency to reach the Lost?
A failure to consider their eternal condition/fate
The temporal outlook
Using our finances to impact eternity
The Tithe–God uses the tithe for many things:
Supporting the Pastor who dedicates his life to study, preaching the Word, reaching the Lost, and disciplining new believers.
Meeting the financial needs of the church; property, utilities, benevolence, and outreach.
Supporting missionaries–financial resources are needed in order to bring the gospel to all nations.
We can also buy Bibles and gospel tracts. The Gideons are a good example (hotel rooms, graduation, military). Souls have been saved through finding a Bible in a hotel room.
We can send money to a Bible-translating ministry; who will print and distribute The Bible in other languages.
Using our time to reach the lost
What if you carried gospel tracts each day and determined not to go home until you’ve handed out at least one tract?
What if you purposed to ask at least one person each day about their eternal security?
Today’s Resources and Links:
The Gideons International
Done, What most religions don’t tell you about the Bible, Cary Schmidt
One Thing You Can Do Today to Improve Your Faith and Finances:
Get stocked up on some good gospel tracts and purpose to hand one out every day before the sun sets. Ask God to bring you to a soul who needs the Savior!