1- GOD MAKES
Noah is an example of an Old Testament Household.
made a house call with Noah and his family while the world around them
was living in sin and rebellion toward the Lord!
ark is a type of GOD'S Covenant of Grace and all who were under that
covenant were saved from the destruction that came upon those outside
the Ark. Noah had preached for 120 years to the people around him that
the judgment of God would come upon them if they didn't repent of their
sins and ask for God's mercy to save them but they all refused except
for Noah and his family!
Genesis 7:1- "And the LORD said
unto Noah, Come thou and all thy house into the ark; for thee have I
seen righteous before me in this generation."
"By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved
with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house; by the which he
condemned the world and became heir of the righteousness which is by
I contend that when parents live a
righteous life, the children will follow them into salvation in most
(B)- Lydia is an example of a New
Lydia met Jesus through the preaching of the Apostle Paul and her
household came to know the Lord through her testimony.
Acts 16:13- "And on the sabbath
we went out of the city by a river side, where prayer was wont to be
made; and we sat down, and spake unto the women which resorted thither."
Acts 16:14- "And a certain woman
named Lydia, a seller of purple, of the city of Thyatira, which
worshipped God, heard us: whose heart the Lord opened, that she
attended unto the things which were spoken of Paul."
"And when she was baptized, and her household, she besought us, saying,
If ye have judged me to be faithful to the Lord, come into my house,
and abide there. And she constrained us."
Lydia was anxious to
serve the Lord after she was saved and baptized. She invited Paul and
his company of preachers into her house several times. When a person is
born again he or she begins to think about what they can do to serve
2- GOD DOES
Luke 14:23- "And the lord said
unto the servant, Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them
to come in, that my house may be filled."
God sends believers on field trips-Luke 14:23.
sends born again believers out to where ever people live to invite them
to come into God's house and to be saved.
(B)- God sends Preachers on field trips- Acts 8:26-39.
God sent Phillip the evangelist on a field trip. God will meet a sinner
where ever he finds him and minister to his
like in acts 8:26-39 where GOD called Philip the evangelist out of a
camp meeting at Jerusalem where 5,000 had just been saved and directed
him out into the desert to explain to the Ethiopian eunuch how to be
saved! The eunuch was sitting in a
chariot and from an expensive set of scrolls he had recently purchased
at Jerusalem; was reading from the book of Isaiah about the atoning
blood of The
Lamb of GOD but he didn't understand how to be saved until Philip came
to him and ask if he understood what he was reading and the eunich
replied- "How can I except
some man should guide
tell you, GOD uses
Preachers to lead men and Women to Christ. No manner of literature will
suffice without a personel witness. For this reason GOD sends witnesses
on field trips to tell people about His Darling Son and his mighty
grace to save. 1 Corinthians 1:21-
"For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God,
it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that
Acts 8:26- "And the angel of the
Lord spake unto Philip, saying, Arise, and go toward the south unto the
way that goeth down from Jerusalem unto Gaza, which is desert."
Acts 8:27- "And he arose and
went: and, behold, a man of Ethiopia, an eunuch of great authority
under Candace queen of the Ethiopians, who had the charge of all her
treasure, and had come to Jerusalem for to worship, was returning, and sitting in his chariot
read Esaias the prophet."
"Then the Spirit said unto Philip, Go near, and join thyself to this
Acts 8:30- "And Philip ran
thither to him, and heard him read the prophet Esaias, and said,
Understandest thou what thou readest?"
Acts 8:31- "And he said, How can
I, except some man should guide me? And he desired Philip that he would
come up and sit with him."
Acts 8:32- "The place of the
scripture which he read was this, He was led as a sheep to the
slaughter; and like a lamb dumb before his shearer, so opened he not
Acts 8:33- "In his humiliation
his judgment was taken away: and who shall declare his generation? for
his life is taken from the earth."
Acts 8:34- "And the eunuch
answered Philip, and said, I pray thee, of whom speaketh the prophet
this? of himself, or of some other man?"
Acts 8:35- "Then Philip opened his mouth, and began at
the same scripture, and preached unto him Jesus."
Acts 8:36- "And as they went on
their way, they came unto a certain water: and the eunuch said, See,
here is water; what doth hinder me to be baptized?"
Acts 8:37- "And Philip said, If
thou believest with all thine heart, thou mayest. And he answered and
said, I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God."
Acts 8:38- "And he commanded the
chariot to stand still: and they went down both into the water, both
Philip and the eunuch; and he baptized him."
Acts 8:39- "And when they were
come up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord caught away Philip,
that the eunuch saw him no more: and he went on his way rejoicing."
sent me as a young preacher to a jail house where sinners were in need
of hearing the gospel and being saved. This
story reminds me of the time when I had just been called into the
ministry and I was preaching in Jails every Saturday, so I had the
jailer open the large holding cell where maybe a dozen or so men were
contained of which most were African Americans and I began by saying, "
I want to preach to you about the love of God and the Sacrifice His Son
made for your sins ". I will never forget what one of them said:" THAT
IS A WHITE MAN'S BOOK".
impressed me to preach to them from acts chapter 8 about the Salvation
of The Etheopian Eunich. I came back with the reply, "NO THIS IS A
BLACK MAN'S BOOK". When I was done preaching and gave an invitation to
make Jesus Christ their Saviour and Lord; five black men bowed their
heads and ask Christ to have mercy on them and forgive their sins for
Jesus sake and to come into their hearts to live forever. I tell you
this makes our efforts worth it all. When I left the jail cell the
jailer told me he wouldn't go into that jail cell with those criminals
all the money in the world. I replied that I didn't go in there for all
the money in
the world, I went in there to tell them about a God who loves them and
is ready to
save them and about God's dear Son who shed His Blood for them! By
God's grace that day,
faith came by hearing and hearing by the word of God.
GOD DOES WORLD CLASS TOURS:
Isaiah 45:22- "Look unto me, and
be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none
GOD HAS A WORLD WIDE VISION FOR
For this reason GOD sends Missionaries to the
uttermost parts of the earth to tell them how to know his Son in the
free pardon of sin. There is a Heaven to gain and a Hell to shun.
Mark 16:15- "And he said unto
them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every
That should be every Christians goal and objective to reach the lost
with the gospel!
1- God makes
house calls to get sinners saved.
2- God makes field trips to get sinners saved.
3 God does world class tours to get sinners saved.
about you? Are you saved? You need to know for sure that you have
repented of your sins and believed that Jesus paid your sin debt on the
cross and that he arose from the dead. You need to ask Jesus into your
heart to live forever and he will save you. You have his word on it!
By James T. Tyson Sr.