Will It Last?

Weekly Tip #12

We do know of two things that last forever while we’re on this earth – death and taxes. There are actually two other things will go on into eternity beyond this earth – people and the Word of God. When you pour your life into these two things, you will be working for fruit that will last. John 15:15-17 gives us a good reminder:

15 “I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you. 16 You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit—fruit that will last—and so that whatever you ask in my name the Father will give you. 17 This is my command: Love each other.”

The ESV Study Bible says, “that their lives be fruitful and productive in fulfilling God’s purposes.” Let’s be involved in all that God asks of us from His Word. I want my work to outlive me into eternity. What about you? 

Coming Down The Stretch

Yes, the fall term is closer to the end then we might realize. Here are three important reminders:

  1. As people go home to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday, this is a good time for them to be thinking about whether they can go to the Winter Conference. Be sure to talk about this before they leave for home.
  2. Follow-up people you have not seen for a while at your Bible studies or weekly meetings. Where have they gone? Give them a call this week and see how they’re doing and invite them back.
  3. Ask God if you might be able to do one more evangelistic event on campus before the end of the term. Can you do another tabling or other special event? Do all you can to meet new people with an eye toward introducing them to Christ. That is what will keep your ministry growing.

Talk to you the week after Thanksgiving,

Ben with Cru