Listen to the advice of the apostle Paul, “To the Jews I became as a Jew, so that I might win Jews; to those who are under the Law, as under the Law though not being myself under the Law, so that I might win those who are under the Law; to those who are without law as without law, though not being without the Law of God but under the law of Christ, so that I might win those who are without the law. To the weak I became weak, that I might win the weak; I have become all things to all men, so that I may by all means save some” (1 Corinthians 9:20-22). Paul is telling us that he did what he had to do to present the gospel to all people and win them to faith in Jesus.
Today, somewhere around 60% of people living around us say they have made a personal commitment of Jesus Christ as savior. If that is true, there are in all county approximately 80,000 lost people who have never asked God to forgive them of their sins nor invited Jesus to come into their lives to give them eternal life. Within our neighborhoods there are numbers of people who do not know Jesus. We all are acquainted with folks who do not belong to a church where Jesus is the center of attention. You probably have family members who need Jesus. You go to school and work with people who have no church relationship that is meaningful in their lives.
In order to reach these people during this period of prescribed separation and social distancing, we have been led by the Holy Spirit to create an outreach box called our “PROMISE BOX.” This box is a gift from our church family to people who need encouragement to receive Jesus as Savior and become involved in the fellowship of our church. We are making these gift boxes available to you so that you may give them to people in your circle of relationships, neighborhoods, work associations and close friendships to say, “Our church loves you and wants you to know that we care about your spiritual well-being.”
Give one of these boxes to someone you know who needs a spiritual boost.
Give one to someone who needs to hear about Jesus.
Listen to what the Bible says as you think about who you know that needs to hear about Jesus and receive a tangible example of the way our church cares for them, “…you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be My witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and even to the uttermost part of the earth” (Acts 1:8). Each one of these boxes costs about $30 to fill with items designed to tell people that Jesus loves them, and we do too. Each box is a spiritual investment that is more powerful than anything money can buy. These boxes are filled with the Holy Spirit. They are power boxes. We have prayed over these boxes and every item inside them. If the Holy Spirit inside one of these boxes changes someone’s life, our investment will be worth everything it cost to put them together. Ask the Holy Spirit to show you who needs your personal witness through giving them a power box filled with the PROMISES OF GOD.