I know a man who was taking a course in evangelism. They were going around the room asking each person to say how many people they wanted to win to Christ. Now this was a small-ish community church and the class was designed to help ordinary people who may not have had a Billy Graham power anointing for Evangelism so people are saying things like “just 1. I want to win just 1.” I think the highest number was five until this guy spoke up and he just blurted out “A MILLION!”
Of course everyone laughed a little bit and told him to calm down. They patted him on the head like a good little boy with big dreams but with no real expectation that he would do anything at all like that.
Today, Doug Addison is training people coast to cast in the United States on Power Evangelism. He has witnessed and won people to Christ and taught others to do the same and then teach others to do it through his ministry, InLight Connections. If he doesn’t directly and/or indirectly reach a million people by the time our Lord calls him home I’ll be surprised.
There are two things I’m throwing out there today and both are from Mark 4:30-32.
“What shall we say the Kingdom of God is like?…It is like a mustard seed which is the smallest seed you plant in the ground. Yet when it is planted it grows and becomes the largest of all garden plants with such big branches that the birds of the air can perch in its shade.”
- Don’t despise the days of small beginnings.
- Dream big.