TOPIC: RESULTS OF WITNESSING WITH PASSION
TEXT: JOHN 4 : 39 - 54
It is always a thing of joy in heaven and on earth when sinners are turned to Christ. Jesus says, "I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent" (Luke 15:7-10).
That was the account of the shepherd who went searching for one lost sheep among hundred saved ones. The Samaritan woman of yesterday ran back to share the Good News of meeting with the long expected Messiah (John 4:25) "who will explain everything to us."
When the people heard the story of her encounter with such a man (vs. 39-42) they ran along with her to Jesus. Believers are expected to share what they know and have experienced about Jesus with passion and enthusiasm. If there's joy when a single sinner repents, how much joy wil there be when many Samaritans believe? Witnessing with passion attracts the Holy Spirit's intervention.
Strive to go out and share the good news of your personal encounter with Jesus.