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
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!