ACTS "Andrew Club"
"One of His [Jesus'] disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter's brother, said to Him, 'There is a lad here who has five barley loaves and two small fish, but what are they among so many?'"1
A TV commercial showed a Mercedes car crashing into a concrete wall during a safety test. An engineer then examined the damage, which was minimal. A reporter then asked the engineer about Mercedes' energy-absorbing car body and wanted to know why Mercedes didn't enforce their patent on the design, a design evidently copied by 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. And of all the discoveries that are too important not to share they all pale in significance to that of sharing the gospel.
Today for those of us who are timid to share their Christian faith we have a very simple, non-offensive, and attractive way to do this.
For instance, you and I can be an "Andrew" by forwarding suitable copies of Daily Encounter, and/or web articles that speak to the needs readers feel, to friends, family, and contacts. The best messages to forward are the ones that deal with relationships and other everyday life issues, and those that share a clear gospel message. See http://actsweb.org/announce.php.
I say "Andrew" because wherever we read about Andrew (one of Jesus' disciples) in the gospels, in his own quiet way he was bringing someone to Jesus. He introduced Peter to Jesus as well as the boy with the loaves and fishes that Jesus used to feed the multitude.
Today God is still looking for other "Andrews"ómen and women and teenagers who will in their quiet way introduce others to Jesus. So, will you say "Yes" to God today to be an "Andrew" and make a commitment to pray for unsaved friends and loved ones, and send them suitable copies of Daily Encounter and/or articles as found on the ACTS web site at: http://actsweb.org/announce.php
As another has said, "Our greatest legacy will be those who live eternally in heaven because of our efforts." This you can achieve by working together with ACTS as an "Andrew" to help reach the lost for Jesus.
Suggested prayer: "Dear God, I'm available and want to be used by you as an 'Andrew' to help win others to Jesus. Please use me to be as Jesus in some way to every life I touch, and give me the courage to share the gospel and Christian message in non-offensive ways to the friends, family and contacts for whom I am praying. Thank you for hearing and answering my prayer. Gratefully, in Jesus' name, amen."
Note: Another way you can be an "Andrew" is by joining with us as a "People Power for Jesus Partner. There is no charge. Check it out at: http://tinyurl.com/people-power. Remember that when many people each do a little, great feats for God can be accomplished.
1. John 6:8-9 (NKJV).