Summary: Witnessing for Christ
Trying Times – “Mission Sunday School Class”
Dr. Gale A. Ragan-Reid (5/29/2013, 6/1/2013, 6/15/2013, 6/18/2013, 6/22/2013, 6/29/2013, 7/6/2013, 7/11/2013)
“O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not!” (St. Matthew 23:37, King James Version [Scribes, Pharisees denounced])...
“And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come” (St. Matthew 24:14, KJV [Sign of Christ's coming]).
Mission Sunday School Class - I missed teaching Mission Sunday School Class at a baptist church but I still did the work and I ministered to my first cousin, who also missed the class.
"Can I Get A Witness". Can I get a witness for Christ Jesus? What about you? Can you witness, for Christ Jesus, in WORSHIP? What about during your PRAYER LIFE? Can you be a witness in PRAISE? Are you a stronger witness when you study the WORD OF GOD IN BIBLE STUDY than in WORSHIP? Perhaps, your strongest witness for Christ Jesus, is in your Jerusalem, meaning in your home. Can you tell the people about the death of Christ Jesus, at home? If, it were not for the blood of the lamb, then, my life of sin would leave me a captive, but whomever Christ Jesus set free, is free indeed. What about the cost of your reputation when you witness for Christ Jesus, in Samaria, meaning at your job? Did the slaughter of the lamb, give you enough courage, to speak for Christ, the lamb, who died for you and me? Is it a disgrace, to understand the day of Pentecost, celebrated what Christ did for you and me - He died for us, his blood redeemed our sins and set us the captives, free. Can you witness THAT in your Judea, meaning your neighborhood? Can you witness in the uttermost parts of the earth, meaning any place you find yourself? Or, would you feel foolish to tell the people, about the resurrection of Christ? What happens to you when you start to witness, on the park bench, on the bus bench, riding in the car on the highways, along the byways. Do you identify, at all, with Christ, in your Jerusalem (home), Judea (neighborhood), Samaria (job), and the uttermost parts of the earth (any place you find yourself)? Jesus came to break down the wall of partitions between us. I wonder how many were glad there was a scheduling communication error about me teaching Sunday School Class? Christ tries you in the fire, of your heart. Be true to yourself, in your quest, to find your voice, for CHRIST JESUS. TELL THEM YOU UNDERSTAND, the great deliverance, in Exodus, from Egypt and the meaning of what that deliverance, in the time, of Moses, holds in your heart, as Christ Jesus, freed us, for ever more, to receive the gift of eternal life, in the great celebration in thanksgiving, of the day of Pentecost/Feast of Weeks. Tell them you understand, harvest time: the beginning of harvest and the significance of the gift of first fruits (offering) and the uplifting of your spirit, as in the early days, when Christ was a promise and the subsequent GRAIN HARVEST, since Christ came. The fields are white. It is harvest time! Are you harvested? Jesus said to ask God, for more laborers because the harvest, is great, for it is, was, will always be, God's harvest (St. Luke 10: 1-5, KJV [seventy disciples sent out]). You reap what you sow. May God bless you! Christ is with you. May the spirit be with you. This ends the Mission Sunday School class but it does not end your witness, hopefully, a strong witness, for Christ and all the many questions about Christ.