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Catching the Spark

 

Catching the Spark

Just a few short months ago I started writing a daily devotional to be sent out via email to the members here at Queen Way Church of Christ. I received this idea from a close preacher friend of mine in Indiana. I watched this catch on in Indiana and I saw hundreds of lives being touched by the Gospel because of a daily email. When I moved to the Reno/Sparks area in August, I told the elders I would like to start my own daily devotional. I appropriately named it “Daily Sparks” and off we went.

   About three months later and I can’t believe the support that has been in favor of the Daily Sparks. It has grown rapidly. Many of you have asked how many people receive the Daily Spark. I thought this would be a good time to inform everybody of the outreach that is taking place because of your efforts.

   Currently there are 120 people who are receiving the Daily Spark everyday in their emails! On top of the 120 people that receive it every morning, another 37 people are receiving it because you are forwarding it to them, printing them out and handing it to them, or just sharing your emails with friends, family, and coworkers. That’s over 150 people who are reading the Daily Sparks every day!

   But here comes the amazing part, and this can only be attributed to the power of God. People aren’t just reading them via email. I thought it would be a good idea to post the Daily Sparks online so more people can read the word of God and yet again, the results have amazed me. Everyday we have an average of about 10-12 visitors to the website. The Daily Sparks are being read in Nevada, Louisiana, California, Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana, Alabama, Florida, Ohio, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Washington, Wisconsin, and even in the Philippines!

   All I can say is “God is good!” I can’t even imagine how many people are reading God’s word and it’s all because of you! Our theme this year is “Sharing Our Faith,” and what an easy way to do it. It’s easy to hit the forward button on the email and it’s easy to hit the print button and hand it out. You don’t even need to do any talking.

   Jesus wanted His Gospel to be spread. Matthew 28:19 says, “Go therefore and make disciples of al the nations, baptizing the, in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.” The responsibility to teach the Gospel of Jesus Christ is upon us.

   It’s time to set the world on fire! It’s time to show them the power of Jesus! All it takes to start a fire is a tiny “spark!” And that’s the purpose of the Daily Sparks. Let’s focus on sharing our faith in Jesus with the world. Do you or someone you know want to receive the Daily Spark? Visit the website on the back of this bulletin or give Kevin your email address to receive them daily. Let’s show the world who Jesus is!                                                                                     

- Kevin