Come and See
"Philip went to look for Nathanael and told him, 'We have found the very person Moses and the prophets wrote about! His name is Jesus, the son of Joseph from Nazareth.' 'Nazareth!' exclaimed Nathanael. 'Can anything good come from Nazareth?' 'Come and see for yourself,' Philip replied."1
"A Mercedes TV commercial a few years ago showed a Mercedes crashing into a concrete wall during a safety test. An engineer in a white lab coat walks over after the crash and kneels down to examine the damage, which is minimal. A reporter then asks the engineer about Mercedes' energy absorbing car body. After the engineer tells all about the unique design, the reporter asks him why Mercedes doesn't enforce their patent on the design, a design evidently copied by several other companies because of its success.
"The engineer then replied matter-of-factly, 'Because some things in life are too important not to share.'
"How true this is. There are many things in life that fall into this 'too important not to share category.' Advances in science, in medicine, in technology. But all of these pale in importance to that of sharing the gospel."2
As Billy Graham said, "I am convinced the greatest act of love we can ever perform for people is to tell them about God's love for them in Christ."
Whenever I eat at a restaurant, I always leave one of my business witness cards, "Thank you for your friendly service," with the tip, and whenever the opportunity arrives (without being pushy), I ask the person I am visiting with if I may give him or her one of my cardsóone that is suitable as we have a variety. Each card has a link to a website that has many articles that address the felt needs of the average person and a link to the clear gospel message, "How to Be Sure You're a Real Christianówithout having to be religious."
The only person who has ever refused to accept one of my cards was, of all people, a man at my church! Most people thank me very much for the card that I give to them, especially the card, "Thank you for your friendly service."
Giving one of these cards is a very easy, attractive, and non-offensive way to be a witness for Jesus Christ. It is a tactful way to basically say, "Come and see what Jesus Christ can do for you!"
It is true, the gospel message of Jesus Christ is far too important not to share. I encourage you to send for a package of 50 of the ACTS business witness cards to give to your friends and contacts.
You can see the available cards at: https://actscom.com/wcards_store.php and order the one that best meets your needs from this same page. They come in packages of 50. We charge only enough to cover our printing and postage costs.
Suggested prayer: "Dear God, with all of my fears and weaknesses, I am available. Please use me to be an effective witness for Jesus, and help me today to be 'as Jesus' in some way to every life I touch. And as the opportunity arises, please give me the courage to also invite others to 'come and see' what Jesus can do for them either verbally or by giving them an attractive and suitable business witness card. Thank You for hearing and answering my prayer. Gratefully, in Jesus's name, amen."
1. John 1:45-47 (NLT).
2. Rev. Steve Jackson, Sermon: "Come and See."
P.S. If you have never met Jesus and accepted His forgiveness for all your sins, and received His gift of eternal life, I encourage you to also "come and see" by reading the article, "How to Be Sure You're a Real Christian" at: www.actsweb.org/christian.