“but you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be My witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and even to the remotest part of the earth” (Acts 1:8).

Notice, Jesus didn’t say, “You shall do witnessing.” He said, “You shall be My witnesses.” Doing is a product of being. When it comes to witnessing and evangelism, what is of utmost importance is being one before doing the work of one. Of first importance as followers of Jesus is to live obediently; that the fruit of the Spirit is borne out in such a way as to make the life of faith contagious and appealing. Emerson said it well: “What you are speaks so loud, I cannot hear what you say.”

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