Craig’s List Soil

In a previous post titled “Giving and Receiving” I suggested that Craig’s List and other internet based buying and selling services can provide avenues of sharing the saving message of Jesus with others.

Following is a real life example of such sowing coming from the Anaheim church meeting at 1759 B. Orange Ave:

Potential buyer:
“Hi. I’m interested in the TV. But I’ve got a couple of questions: Does it have HDMI? Does it have a stand? Are you near the 91 freeway? Thanks!
http://orangecounty.craigslist.org/ele/5848873794.html”

Seller:
“The TV does NOT have an HDMI. The TV does NOT have a stand. We had it mounted on a swivel arm on the wall, but that has been sold seperately. We live about a mile and a half or so from the 91 freeway. If the TV suits your needs but not quite we are open to offers.
– Seller’s name –
Participate in God’s plan for your life:
2 Thessalonians 1:3-12 (Obey gospel), 1 Corinthians 15:1-8 (The gospel), Romans 6:1-11 (Obeying the gospel), Colossians 2:8-13 (Christ’s work), 2 Peter 1:18-22 (The plea that saves), Mark 16:15,16 (Believe and be baptized), Acts 2:36-41(Repent and be baptized), Acts 8:30-39 (Confess Christ before baptism), 1 Peter 2:9-12 Fulfill your purpose”

Potential Buyer:
“Hello again. Thank you kindly for the TV info. Without a stand I have no way of mounting it straight up. But I will look around for a bargain stand or mounting bracket this weekend at the swap meet. If I find something I’ll contact you if the TV is still available.
Also thank you for the bible info. Nice to know someone cares.”

Seller:
“Great on all accounts. I will inform you if the TV sells before you get back with me. Feel free to text or call if you like -seller’s phone number – 

The Lord cares deeply for your soul and so do I. Are you confident of your salvation (1 Jhn. 5:13)? Do you have a church home (Acts 2:47)? I am available for personal Bible studies and the saints I meet with at 1759 B. welcome you this Sunday at 10am-12PM and then again at 5PM.
Go with God friend.
– Seller’s name –
Participate in God’s plan for your life:
2 Thessalonians 1:3-12 (Obey gospel), 1 Corinthians 15:1-8 (The gospel), Romans 6:1-11 (Obeying the gospel), Colossians 2:8-13 (Christ’s work), 2 Peter 1:18-22 (The plea that saves), Mark 16:15,16 (Believe and be baptized), Acts 2:36-41(Repent and be baptized), Acts 8:30-39 (Confess Christ before baptism), 1 Peter 2:9-12 Fulfill your purpose”

Is there any real significance to such an interchange? Will it result in helping the buyers soul be saved? Only God knows, unless of course the buyer responds positively again inviting further correspondence about faith.

One thing is certain, the seller reports that they were certainly encouraged by the buyer’s response to continue sharing sowing the seed of the Kingdom electronically.

I don’t know if it is discernable from the way the quotes are arranged or not, but the scriptures shared were not even included as a part of the main body of the seller’s emails. Instead they were attached as a subscript, coming after the seller’s sign off and signature.

How can you add the message of salvation in Jesus to what you already do? Who knows, some soul who reads or hears what you share may just be aided enough by it to become a fellow saint in the kingdom of God!

Think souls by sharing the word of God with others.

“For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart.” Hebrews 4:12

P.S. You are invited to share your personal evangelistic encounters or attempted encounters with me to be posted here. Email you entry submissions to me at Honor4God@gmail.com. Who knows, God may use what you share to move some brother or sister to action that results in souls being saved.

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