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Engine Driver

Engine DriverOnce a man came to Charles Spurgeon, (1834-1892) the great Reformed preacher, and told him that since he was now saved he wanted to help bring people to Jesus Christ. Spurgeon looked at him and asked, "What do you do for a living?" "I'm an engine driver," the man responded. "Is your fireman a Christian?" asked Spurgeon. "I don't know," he replied. "Find out; and if he's not, start on him!"

Sharing What We Are

Discussion groupOne of the late Johny Cash's (1932-2003) songs was entitled "I talk to Jesus every day." The words explain themselves, "Well you talk about important people that you say you know, Presidents and superstars of big television shows, Well I know someone personally who's bigger than them all, And next to him your superstars look mighty small, And I have a talk with him each day and he's interested in every word I say, No secretary ever tells me he's been called away, I talk to Jesus every day. Well now I don't think that I'll ever be in any Hall of Fame, And the social register of wealthy folks might drop my name, But my name is written in the book of life I'm proud to say, And that's all that really matters anyway, And I talk to Jesus every day and he's interested in every word I say, no secretary ever tells me he's been called away, I talk to Jesus every day." Everyday talk in Johny Cash's words is the sharing of what we are as Christians people with those around us. More often than not our everyday talk is with those who know us best, our friends and family. We share most effectively by being ourselves with our friends in the coffee shop. Those we work with or go to school or university with, figure much more prominently in our talk than the unsaved throngs across the seas.

Heals Legion

Jesus heals LegionThe Biblical story of the healing of a man named Legion exemplifies this for me. He had been tormented by demons and terrorized those who lived nearby but was remarkably pacified and put at peace by Jesus. Today his story would have been made into a bestseller, even into a movie! But what did Jesus tell him? He said in Mark 5.19-20 "Go back home to your family and tell them how much the Lord has done for you and how kind he has been to you" If we go, what do we do then? We do our Jesus everyday talk. Once we have said our piece, we then need to listen.

"Jesus Everyday Talk"
by Ron Meacock © 1982-2019

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