Jesus said, “As the Father has sent me, I now send you.” Jesus also said “the harvest is ripe and ready,” meaning that people are already prepared to hear and receive the good news of the gospel.
However, for most of us, that has not been our experience. At least for me, no one is breaking down my door asking me to hear about Jesus and saying they want to know God. In fact, last Sunday Robert Frazier shared with us the astounding statistic that 57% of people in Ada County claim to have no religious affiliation. That represents a huge departure from the Christian church in just the last 10-20 years. The trend seems to be AWAY from the God of the Bible.
So, how do I find this ‘ripe’ fruit that Jesus speaks of? How does a person harvest souls for Christ’s kingdom or know who it is that God is preparing for the Gospel. This Sunday we will look at Jesus’ secret. We will discover how to be a more effective ‘harvester’ in these last days.
Grace and Truth is a ministry of First Baptist Church in Boise that airs each Sunday morning at 8:30 AM MST. Each broadcast is the teaching of Pastor Bruce Young and other First Baptist Pastors. Their hope is that you are able to connect with God and able to move toward extraordinary living through what you hear and experience.