Reaching Out

Give Them Something That Will Last Forever, Part II

Last week’s tip for evangelism described how we can give people something that will last forever, such as a favorite Bible passage, quote, or small New Testament. Here are two of my favorites:

Your Ticket to Heaven
For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart. Jeremiah 29:11-13

For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16<>

The Greatest Danger
The greatest danger facing all of us is not that we shall make an absolute failure of life, nor that we shall fall into outright viciousness, nor that we shall be terribly unhappy, nor that we shall feel that life has no meaning at all – not these things.
The danger is that we may:
– fail to perceive life’s greatest meaning,
– fall short of its highest good,
– miss its deepest and most abiding happiness,
– be unable to tender the most needed service,
– be unconscious of life ablaze with the light of the Presence of God,
– and be content to have it so.
That is the danger – that some day we may wake up and find that always we have been busy with husks and trappings of life and have really missed life itself.
For life without God, to one who has known the richness and joy of life with Him, is unthinkable, impossible. That is what one prays one’s friends may be spared – satisfaction with a life that falls short of the best, that has in it no tingle or thrill that comes from a friendship with the Father. Phillip Brooks (1835-1893)
Board of Evangelism