Family [How To Exemplify the Fruit of the Spirit In Witnessing] – Pastor Ted Wilson

In this video, Pastor Ted Wilson and his wife, Nancy, discuss the role of the family in evangelism.

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September 5 marks the beginning of the “Family Togetherness Week of Prayer.”

In this video, Pastor Ted Wilson and his wife, Nancy, discuss the role of the family in evangelism.

God created the first family in the Garden of Eden. Since then, the family has been the building block of society and the church of God. But did you know that it could be a powerful witness for God?

On page 32 of The Adventist Home, it says: "The greatest evidence of the power of Christianity that can be presented to the world is a well-ordered, well-disciplined family. This will recommend the truth as nothing else can, for it is a living witness of its practical power upon the heart."

Well-ordered, well-disciplined family – sounds like a very high ideal, right? As human beings who fall short, it seems impossible to achieve that. But God doesn’t ask us to do the impossible. He said, "Whatever is to be done at His command may be accomplished in His strength. All His biddings are enablings" (Christ’s Object Lessons, p. 333).

The Bible and the Spirit of Prophecy provide us with plenty of instructions about having a happy, God-filled home. But practicing it is not that easy. This is why we need to be close to God through Bible study and prayer.

Also, ask for the indwelling of the Holy Spirit daily. By then, we can have the fruit of the Spirit. According to Galatians 5:22, 23, it is “love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things, there is no law."

Having this fruit, we can learn and grow in Christ and become effective witnesses for Him.