Monday, March 16, 2009

How To Get More Workers

Mt 9:35-38 And Jesus WENT about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people. But when he SAW the multitudes, he was moved with COMPASSION on them, because they fainted, and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd. Then saith he unto his disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few; PRAY ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he WILL SEND forth labourers into his harvest.
1. Go "Jesus WENT" I go all over the streets of Leavenworth
2. Vision "when he Saw" I see the need everywhere
3. Burden " moved with COMPASSION" I get a burden to reach them and to help them
4. Pray " Then saith he unto his disciples ... Pray" I start praying "Lord we need help"
5. Workers will come "he WILL SEND forth laboures" He will sends workers in His time

I have been teaching soul-winning classes on Thursday night for 12 weeks, we have had 8 in the class. This ended on the Thursday before day light savings time when we moved our clocks forward 1hr and we called it "Spring Forward Sunday". We started door knocking and visitation last week on Thursdays & Saturdays. We had 8 on Thursday and 4 on Saturday. Yesterday we had 12 1st time visitors and a new high day of 50 since I came to the church. The first service we were here we had 10 that was the middle of September. We had 43 on the veteran day Sunday with Thanksgiving dinner. We have now had at least one 1st time visitors for 10 weeks straight.
I do not know what to expect each week. I want to do more this week than I did last week. I keep thinking about Bro Curtis Hutson telling about how he quit his job as a mail carrier and started door-knocking and never had a Sunday without someone down the isle that he had led to Christ and brought to church. I wonder if I can find someone this week like the dear lady that trusted Christ last Thursday night and was there yesterday?
What an encouragement it was to the folks in our church to see how that this "door-knocking thing" really works. We decided that weather we see any results or not we are going to continue door-to-door visitation, because we believe God has commanded us to do it.
All the visitors present a few problems for our church. Like parking we had only two small spaces left and 5 cars parked on the road yesterday (2 families walked). Also our teachers were not all prepared for the extra children in Sunday School. During the teachers meeting last night I addressed the problem and encouraged our teachers to come at least 15 minutes early to greet the visitors.
I know the Lord will send us more labours to help in the ripe field


Johnny said...

Amen Brother! I believe in Soul winning also, it is a Bible principle. We do the same thing in Croatia. I've taught our people to go when we see results and when we don't. We are to obey what God said to do! Thanks for the encouraging post!

Bro. Johnny

Bill Sturm said...

Bless the Lord, O my Soul!

It works, I tell ya! You'd almost think the Master planned it!

Andy said...

If it is not planned, it will not be executed. Great and encouraging report!