Take Your Town For Christ! December 11, 2019


Do you love your hometown? Who will reach your town, your Jerusalem for Jesus?

Today we meet with pastors from around our region for a time of prayer. This meeting will be held at the convention center where in July 2020 we will be conducting a gospel crusade. The goal is simple – we want to reach our Jerusalem with the truth of Jesus Christ!

If each believer and every local congregation could get a vision for souls in their area what a tremendous impact could be made! The Apostle Paul said to a group of people where he had lived for three and a half years, “And how I kept back nothing that was profitable unto you, but have shewed you, and have taught you publickly, and from house to house” (Acts 20:20).

How many years have we lived in our own towns without working systematically to get the gospel to every person?

  • We know what they need! Paul said, “I kept back nothing that was profitable unto you.” The most profitable thing in the world is the Word of God! The reality of the gospel is profitable for time and eternity. We must not keep it from others.
  • We know how to meet the need! Paul “shewed” and “taught.” God’s people must live the truth and share it. We must exemplify the grace of Christ and explain to others how they can know Him personally. It is time for some “show and tell” from those who know the truth.
  • We know where to meet the needy! Paul’s pattern was in public places and from house to house. He followed it in every city. In Acts 17:17 he witnessed “in the synagogue” and “in the market daily.” Gospel meetings must be conducted in specific places and gospel conversations must be had everywhere, every day.

This is our prayer and purpose for the coming year in our own town. Would you join us?

A beautiful logo has been designed for 2020, emphasizing “A Vision For Our Town” and the message of Acts 20:20. Many churches are planning to use it as their theme for the new year. We would be happy to provide the graphics free for use on church websites and social media. The theme is also available as a banner and bulletin shell. If you are interested you may visit faithworksmedia.com/product-category/scott-pauley for more information or to order.

It is my prayer that 2020 will be a year of a great gospel advance in many places. May God help us to take our town for Christ!

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  1. T. Kevan Bartlett on January 4, 2020 at 9:45 PM

    Thank you, Brother Scott
    I heard and appreciated you comments on this theme at the pastors’ luncheon. We have adopted it for Maranatha’s 2020 theme.
    The art is beautiful. I am using your outline of the Acts 20:20 text to launch the theme with our church the first Sunday of January.
    Praying for you, by friend,
    K. Bartlett

    • Scott Pauley on January 5, 2020 at 2:23 PM

      Such a great encouragement! I thank God for your passion for souls and all your church is doing to reach our home state for Christ. Praying for you to have the most fruitful year yet!

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