May 1

"Now there was a Pharisee, a man named Nicodemus who was a member of the Jewish ruling council. He came to Jesus at night and said, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher who has come from God. For no one could perform the signs you are doing if God were not with him.” John 3:1-3
 
There is a reason why I wrote about how to recognize a true seeker. Nicodemus is an example of a true seeker.
 
If you desire to lead people to Christ, you will have your greatest success if you witness to seekers. Think about it. When you go to pick apples or tomatoes which ones do you pick? You pick those that are the ripest don't you? Seekers tend to be the most spiritually ripe because they are taking initiative to find answers on their own.

Nicodemus was a spiritually ripe seeker because he was at a moment in his life where he was intellectually and spiritually open to what Jesus had to share. Jesus saw it, recognized it and seized on the opportunity.

I am challenging my people to "Each One Reach One" during this coming year. In other words, I am asking my members and regular attenders to focus on one person that they will try to win to Christ. To accomplish this goal, it will be important to identify a person who you have influence with and who is the most spiritually "ripe".

Who is that person in your life?

Who is your "Nicodemus"?

Do you know?

Do you want to know?

If you don't, that is a problem.

If there is no one in your life that you have influence over, that is a big problem.

If you have no desire to influence someone for Christ, that is a shame! That probably means you are not spiritually ripe - you may be spiritually rotten!

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