You can be a better evangelist, starting right now!
All you have to do is… do what the woman at the well did: be overcome with excitement that you met the Living Christ!
You have met the Living Christ, haven’t you?
You, who were once dead in your trespasses and sins, are now alive through the power of the Holy Spirit! That alone should be enough for you to leave your water pot and run to tell everyone in your town about Jesus.
That’s what this woman did; and she was no ordinary woman. She wasn’t there at noon because she ran out of water from her morning trip with the other women of the town. She was there at noon because she was an outcast, an adulterer, and no one in the town would have anything to do with her. Well, except for the man she was living with outside of marriage.
She didn’t interact with the others in her town, she avoided them. That’s why she was there at noon.
Jesus knew that she would be there, too. He had come to seek and to save the lost, and there was no one more lost here than this woman. He did not desire to avoid her, like everyone else did. He had a divine appointment with her.
Remember, he had to go through Samaria.
And when this adulterous woman who had been shunned and talked about and made the punch line of many jokes and nasty comments met him, all of a sudden, none of that mattered.
In fact, nothing else mattered except that she had met the Living Christ!
Her past… forgotten.
Their contempt of her… forgotten.
Everything else… forgotten.
The joy of the Living God had filled her and it had to flow out of her! She had to run and tell everyone she saw that Jesus was there and that He was the Christ.
So what about you?
Do you have the joy of the Living God flowing out of you? Or have the cares of this world choked the joy out of you?
Do you want to be a better evangelist in just one day? You can.
All you have to do is get back to the time in your life when you had that fresh joy in your heart.
When you knew that you were a sinner who needed the forgiveness that only God could provide for you.
When you knew that there was nothing you could do to save yourself from the fires of hell.
Which we all deserve.
Stop and pray right now for God to remind you of the simple truth of the Gospel, and to give you the joy that you had when you were first saved from the condemnation of hell.
Then drop that water pot and run!
Run to the first person you see and tell them that you have found the Living Christ who can save them as easily as He saved you!
Just let the Good News pour out of you, like it did from the woman at the well.
And if you need a little help knowing what you should say, come on out to Sonshine Fellowship Church starting September 13th at 10:00am to learn how to share your faith with confidence.
And be a better evangelist!