Pastor's Message

Our words and deeds are living sermon

Rev Chua Ooi Suah

Our words and deeds are living sermons. If believers lead exemplary lives, they naturally become good witnesses to evangelism. Bad behavior becomes a stumbling block to evangelism.

Evangelism can take the form of preaching or through exemplary behaviour. Preaching the word of God is one way to spread the word of God. The other way of evangelism is through living an exemplary life in obedience to the word of God. Both are important, complementary, and a testimony to the Christian community.

The best content of evangelism is a believer’s personal testimony. Just as Paul's salvation experience is from “darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God” (Acts 26:18), sharing our conversion experience before and after we come to the Lord is powerful in persuading pre-believers.

Leading an exemplary life of obedience is a powerful testimony. Paul's life is centered on following Christ. He lived to be light and salt to others so that they would live their lives like Jesus. As a result, he was able to attract many followers for Christ. A Christ-centred life of obedience can indeed be a powerful form of evangelism as it softens the minds of pre-believers thus making it easier for them to accept the gospel.

Ask God to send the holy spirit to ignite our passion for evangelism through words and our deeds. Amen!