November 28, 2017

Furthering the Gospel - Bruce Atchison

What a boon modern technology is to us writers. When it works, we have powerful tools to reach out with the gospel while remaining at home.

Some folks say that social media such as Facebook and Twitter are just a waste of time and we ought only to do face-to-face evangelism. The problem is that our local circle of friends and acquaintences is limited. On social networks and blogs, we can reach out to the world from our homes.

In cases like mine where I can't drive because of my poor sight, technology helps me reach out in spite of being stranded at home.

The Apostle Paul had a similar situation when he was in prison. Some Christians might have assumed that Paul's ministry was over but here's his answer to them. Philippians 1:12 (KJV) says, "But I would ye should understand, brethren, that the things which happened unto me have fallen out rather unto the furtherance of the gospel;"

While we might fret about our limitations, we can still work around them. In my case, I blog and use an old Bible CD-ROM to help me write my blogs. I don't know who might read what I've written but I pray that God will bless the work of my hands. And since I've been proclaiming what the Word of God says, I've received many likes regarding my posts.

While we all have limitations, God can use those like he used Paul's frequent imprisonments to let him write much of the New Testament. May he work through your writing to further the gospel.


  1. This is so neat, Bruce. Your situation compared to Paul's writing from prison are different, but the comparison is apt. Continue in your good works.

  2. this is so true, Bruce. We can connect like never before and it is wonderful to be able to share the gospel and never leave home! may god bless you in your ministry of words!


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