Now it’s mighty easy to sit in our churches and talk about what needs to be done. It’s mighty easy to talk about how the Gospel needs to be shared, but who will do it if not you and I, and who better than you?
Ask Carl Froling. Several years ago, shortly after she started attending the church, Erika invited Gladys, Drew & I over to her house. Ask Karl what his response was when he heard I, a Baptist preacher, was coming to his house. He thought, “O Great! He’ll corner me and try to check me out. Then he’ll preach to me.” When we got there, if I remember correctly, Karl wouldn’t even come in the house the majority of the time I was there. He tried to avoid me. Why? Because he knew it was “my job” to tell people about Jesus.
There are people all over the place just like that. Many won’t accept my testimony because they think of me as a hired gun. Preachers rank in popularity somewhere between politicians and attorneys. People don’t want to hear from preachers. They want to hear from satisfied customers.
It amazes me, the number of people who will tell their friends about a good mechanic, but who won’t talk about a great God. It amazes me, the number of people who will tell their friends about a sale, but not about their Savior.