the boost and the battery

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the boost and the battery

Devotions from Jefferson Vann # 2391

John 4:39-42

Joh 4:39 Now many from that town believed in him among the Samaritans because of what the woman said when she testified, “He told me all the things I did.”

Joh 4:40 Therefore when the Samaritans came to him, they asked him to stay with them, and he stayed there two days.

Joh 4:41 Many more believed because of what he said.

Joh 4:42 And they told the woman, “We are no longer believing because of what you said, since we have heard for ourselves and know that this really is the Savior of the world.”

the boost and the battery

Something of the nature of evangelism is being described in this passage. It took a courageous evangelist to first break the ice and share the good news of Jesus Christ to these Samaritans. It took that woman who had met Christ herself, and dared to share what she had experienced.

But then it took another step. These Samaritan men would also be called on to reach more people for Christ. That would take their own personal experience with Christ himself.

The Samaritan woman’s testimony was the boost that awakened the spiritual lives of these men. Their own time with Christ was the battery that kept them going.

LORD, thank you spiritual strength that comes from knowing you, yourself. Show us how to make that strength the energy that drives our evangelistic work.

About Jefferson Vann

Jefferson Vann is pastor of Piney Grove Advent Christian Church in Delco, North Carolina. You can contact him at -- !
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