Are We Mailmen?

Removing Excuses for Not Listening
I’d love to hear what you think on this subject. When you are going door-to-door do you cut across people’s lawns or do you always stick to the sidewalks and driveways? I’ve heard both sides from people I know and love. Personally  I feel that the principle of “give none occasion to the adversary to speak reproachfully” (1 Timothy 5:14) is applicable. Basically we ought to avoid anything that gives people an  excuse to be diverted from or reject God’s good news. Why make them mad about their lawn being trampled or their privacy shattered when it isn’t necessary? Sure it takes longer but the exercise helps. What is your sense of what the Lord wants in this circumstance?

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Little Things Aren’t

Slow and steady wins the race
Big group outings with our brothers and sisters to distribute the gospel are wonderful. But most of life is built around little habits. How many hours of life get spent on checking the news, decompressing and drivel? Why not use lunch hours or after dinner walks or Saturday morning exercise time to go door to door near your home or workplace? How many souls live within a 5 mile radius of you?  In the last 3 years in our area we’ve been to over 5,000 homes on our lunch hours. Some days it might be as few as 8 homes after driving ten minutes to get there and then ten minutes back with more time on little details like food. But 8 every work day for 3 years, less a couple weeks of vacation every year, comes out to 6,000 homes. Little things aren’t little. Email This Post Email This Post

Door-to-Door Tip

When you’re heading door-to-door with tract bags, tuck the hanging bag into the crack where the door meets the frame. The vast majority of doors will allow this and it keeps the bag from blowing away.