Hi, Carson and crew in this thread. Ravi’s message was uplifting and sobering. Certainly I am finding hope through our risen Lord Jesus. Because He lives I may live also!
When we—I— ground my heart in the steadfastness of Jesus, His life, His death, His resurrection, and His life Now (He is risen!), the Holy Spirit will stir a confidence in the gospel that inspires courage to share this wonderful truth with others. The truth of Jesus Christ needs to blanket our land. I’ve been listening to Brother Tommy Bates from Kentucky online. He remarked that nothing takes place of personal evangelism. Some people will never tune in to a service to hear the gospel. To witness would be a prime way to spread the aroma of life. I don’t have a pulpit, but I have a life to lead. Through the power of the Holy Ghost, I and all followers of Christ can overcome feelings of intimidation, inferiority, and any other hinderance and be equipped and emboldened to share Christ. (Editing here to say that last sentence is a paraphrase of part of what Brother Bates preached in “Courage to Enter the Throne of Grace.” To hear his sermon, click the link and look for the 4/5/2020 AM service video. The preaching starts about 33 minutes in, but the praise and worship at the beginning is terrific. Courage to Enter the Throne of Grace ) May God help me be willing and able to see and act upon every opportunity to share Christ within my world.
God bless and lift up Brother Ravi and heal him in the mighty name of Jesus!