T’was sitting at a long counter doing some work on my laptop at a local coffee shop. There was a man next to me and so I asked him if he liked free food and he smiled and indicated that yes he did. So, I gave him a free food coupon from a friend’s restaurant. Stephen asked what I did and as we began to talk. He indicated that he was searching and had been attending church and reading the Bible. Also, he told me that his precious parents are believers. So, I asked Stephen if he’d been born again and he stopped and said no and that he knows he needs to be. So, about 4 of the Ten Commandments were shared with him and this honest man admitted to having broken all of them, as all men after Adam have (Romans 3). After hearing a rather thorough disclosure of the Good News of Jesus Christ, Stephen was then invited to begin following Jesus right then and there. He decided to repent and to receive Christ. Oh what a glorious moment! Heaven is rejoicing over the rescue of Stephen’s eternal soul!
We then spoke about the daily study of God’s Word and how important this is.
“I say unto you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, more than over ninety and nine just persons, which need no repentance. … Likewise, I say unto you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth.” Luke 15:7, 10
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