Spheres of Influence
Mark 16:15,16 – “Then he said to them, “As you go into all the world, proclaim the gospel to everyone. Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever doesn’t believe will be condemned.” (ISV) We are supposed to go into the entire world. In the ‘world’ there exists different spheres or circles of influence. There is the medical world, there is the life of a policeman, there is someone in the armed services world.
Because people are involved in different ‘worlds’ it is important for us to venture into their world and identify with them to lead them to Christ. This is why God has called His entire body to witness. The reality is that there are some people that have been burned by an evangelist and they will never listen to Alyssa and I. Others have been personally hurt by a pastor and so they will never listen to another pastor. Yet they might really look up to you because you are in their sphere. Jesus is asking all of us to fuse His message with our spheres of influence and take the gospel into every person’s world.
Thank you again for all of your faithful prayers and giving. You enable us to send the gospel message around the world through television. We are currently on three different international satellite/cable systems. Literally reaching a potential 3 billion people. We couldn’t do anything without your love and financial help. We greatly appreciate you! God’s Word says, “But the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the Lord’s glory like the water covers the sea.” Habakkuk 2:14 Together we are fulfilling this verse.
We love you,
Matt & Alyssa Shull