FRANS: Not Extinguishing the Light

by admin ~ July 17th, 2010. Filed under: Brandenburg, gospel.

Jesus said in Matthew 5:14-16, “14 Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. 15 Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. 16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.”  He also said “preach the gospel to every creature” (Mk 16:15), so we should try to cover every person with some kind of systematic evangelism.  But that doesn’t mean that we ignore  those around whom we are the most.  When we are going about our regular duties and responsibilities and relationships, we should not hide our light under a bushel, that is, we shouldn’t extinguish our light in our day-by-day Christian lives.  A big factor in someone getting saved is that he is interested.  A larger number of interested will likely be among those people who you know the best.  Let’s think about they are by using the acronym, F-R-A-N—your Friends, Relatives, Associates, and Neighbors, your Frans.  Someone has called this Frangelism.  Frangelism is evangelism, but it is different than door-to-door.  It’s not necessarily easier, but it should not be left out.  We should start thinking about the eternal destiny of our Frans.  We should start praying about opportunities and think about how we could make an eternal difference to them.

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