ON THE MESSAGE THIS WEEK: 'OPERATION ANDREW'
KEY VERSE: “ANDREW... FIRST FOUND HIS OWN BROTHER SIMON...” (JOHN 1:40-42)
In the early days of his ministry, the Evang. Billy Graham wanted to mobilise local Christians to bring their unsaved friends and relatives to his evangelistic meetings. So the Graham team devised ‘Operation Andrew’, a simple plan whereby church members listed the names of their unsaved friends, began praying for them, and invited them to Billy Graham’s crusades to hear the gospel. Why the name ‘Operation Andrew’? Because each time we see Andrew in John’s gospel, he’s bringing someone to Christ.
First he brought his brother, Peter. Then in John chapter six he brought a lad to Jesus who had five loaves and two fish. In John chapter twelve he led a group of Greeks to Christ. And we can all do the same. This is a challenge that you can do the same!
Years ago a new Christian, 24-yr-old Albert McMakin, loaded his pickup truck with friends and drove them every night to an evangelistic campaign somewhere in his city. Now, the chances are that you have never heard Makin’s name before. But you are probably familiar with one of his passengers on the truck, a young man who was converted to Christ that same week: Billy Graham.
Andrew brought his brother Peter to Christ, and Peter ended up bringing multitudes to Christ. You just never know! The person you share your faith with today, or bring to church next Sunday, may be used by God to do things you never dreamed possible. And if you’ll do your part – God will do the rest
This week, make Operation Andrew a priority in your life! God bless you.
(Extracts from ucb, wordfortoday)
Did you know: There are almost 20 different passages in the Bible where it is mentioned that we are God's people.
Ref: Jeremiah 32:38 / Ezekiel 14:11 / Zechariah 8:8 / 2 Corinthians 6:16 / Hebrews 8:10 / Ezekiel 11:20 / Ezekiel 37:23 / Jeremiah 7:23 / Jeremiah 31:33 / Ezekiel 37:27 / Jeremiah 31:1 / Revelation 21:3 / Exodus 6:7 / Leviticus 26:12 / Jeremiah 11:4 / Jeremiah 30:22 / Ezekiel 36:28.