TEXT – Ephesians 4:7-11
THEME – What’s in your spiritual wallet?"
Evangelists proclaim God’s news of salvation to the lost. Two prominent examples today are Billy Graham and Louis Palau. Pastors are the spiritual shepherds of local congregations. Teachers are instructors in the deeper doctrines of God.
** Chuck Swindoll’s mother prayed daily for her Christian neighbor, Thelma. Thelma’s husband had died of a heart attack quite suddenly. Thelma was devastated. After the funeral, she started going to his gravesite everyday to “touch base” with her departed husband. One day, Chuck’s mother challenged her. She said, “Thelma, you are a Christian. You will see your husband in heaven. I have a suggestion for you. Bring a plate of cookies with you every time you go to the cemetery. But don’t try to touch base with your departed husband. He is in heaven. Instead, why don’t you touch base with others who are out there mourning. Many of them are looking for spiritual hope.” Thelma took the advice and became perhaps the world’s only cemetery evangelist. She has led many people to the Lord. What does God want to do with your life? What has He placed in your spiritual wallet? May God richly bless you.