Weekly Ministry Tip #17
The Fork In The Road
This past Wednesday I was flying back from Atlanta after working at a conference for four days. I sat next to a businessman in his mid 50’s who was from France. He had a heavy French accent and spoke in broken English. But we could still communicate.
Part way through the flight I had an opportunity to show him a copy of the “Knowing God Personally” booklet. I explained the substance of the gospel message to him and he seemed to understand. However, I don’t know exactly what he was thinking inside.
If you have personally traveled to Europe and specifically France, Christianity there is met with some resistance and skepticism. It is harder soil for the gospel to penetrate but God can reach anyone’s heart.
At the end of the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus had this to say in Matthew 7:13-14:
13 “Enter by the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the way is easy that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many. 14 For the gate is narrow and the way is hard that leads to life, and those who find it are few.
The narrow gate leads to life in the kingdom and it also represents persecution as we live for Him. Few will find the narrow gate. However many will find the wide gate that leads to destruction, that is, death and hell (cf. 25:34, 46; John 17:12; Rom. 9:22: Phil. 1:28; 3:19; 1 Tim. 6:9; Heb. 10:39; 2 Pet. 2:1, 3; 3:16; Rev. 17:8, 11).
It is possible that I could have been the last person to clearly explain the gospel message to the gentleman from France. I hope not. But we are all called to share the light of the gospel message to everyone who will listen, no matter who they are.
Which road are you on? Will you help others find the right path this summer?
Talk to you next week,
Ben with Cru
 The Holy Bible: English Standard Version. (2001). (Mt 7:13–14). Wheaton: Standard Bible Society.