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From: "Forthright Magazine" <forthrightmag@...>
Date: Mon, 21 Mar 2011 22:13:47 -0300
Forthright Magazine
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Straight to the Cross


COLUMN: FINAL PHASE

I Teach the Bible
  by J. Randal Matheny, editor

The Army lieutenant works full-time in helicopter
maintenance. He's married, studies English privately,
and takes other classes. He stays as busy as anybody,
but there's one thing he's always able to make time
for: evangelism.

Last December Humberto baptized Fabia, a marketer for
an English language school, who called his number to
offer English courses. He offered her a Bible study.
They studied the Bible, and she decided to follow
Christ.

Last week, Humberto and Aline started studying with a
couple, the husband of which work with him on the
military base.

Yesterday, yet another study that Humberto had set up
with his English teacher fell through, but he felt
certain she'd sit down with them to study, if only to
avoid embarrassment.

Humberto doesn't invite people to church; he invites
them to study the Bible in their home. He knows the
chances to get them to church are slim, and even at
that, they'd not get an organized presentation of the
gospel.

His objective is to study privately with people. He
tells them, "I teach the Bible."

Indeed, he does.

Humberto knows that only when people come in contact
with the Word of God will they be convicted of their
sin, convinced to follow Jesus, and transformed into
the image of Christ.

Humberto has no special advantage of education,
opportunity, or natural talent. He's a regular guy who
enjoys playing soccer with friends, telling jokes, and
eating pizza.

One thing, however, he is sure of: that the Lord Jesus
wants every Christian to be a soul-winner. He has set
about to be one. The Lord has made him into an
evangelist.

Humberto's example is worthy of imitation. By us all.

  The fruit of the righteous is like a tree
  producing life, and the one who wins souls
  is wise."               Proverbs 11:30 NET

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