DCLM Daily Manna - Friendship Evangelism


Pastor W. F. Kumuyi

DCLM Daily Manna 24 March 2022 Devotional By Pastor W. F. Kumuyi — Friendship Evangelism

TOPIC: Friendship Evangelism 

TEXT: Matthew 10:1-15 (KJV)

1 And when he had called unto him his twelve disciples, he gave them power against unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of sickness and all manner of disease.

2 Now the names of the twelve apostles are these; The first, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother; James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother;

3 Philip, and Bartholomew; Thomas, and Matthew the publican; James the son of Alphaeus, and Lebbaeus, whose surname was Thaddaeus;

4 Simon the Canaanite, and Judas Iscariot, who also betrayed him.

5 These twelve Jesus sent forth, and commanded them, saying, Go not into the way of the Gentiles, and into any city of the Samaritans enter ye not:

6 But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.

7 And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand.

8 Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give.

9 Provide neither gold, nor silver, nor brass in your purses,

10 Nor scrip for your journey, neither two coats, neither shoes, nor yet staves: for the workman is worthy of his meat.

11 And into whatsoever city or town ye shall enter, enquire who in it is worthy; and there abide till ye go thence.

12 And when ye come into an house, salute it.

13 And if the house be worthy, let your peace come upon it: but if it be not worthy, let your peace return to you.

14 And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear your words, when ye depart out of that house or city, shake off the dust of your feet.

15 Verily I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrha in the day of judgment, than for that city.

KEY VERSE: “And into whatsoever city or town ye shall enter, enquire who in it is worthy; and there abide till ye go thence.” – (Matthew 10:11)


When a Muslim first heard the gospel, he asked, “How long has this message been around?” “About two thousand years” came the reply. “Then, why haven’t I heard it before? There hasn’t been any Christian in my country”. “Yes, there are”. “Then, there must be none in my city”. “Yes, there are”. “Then, how could I have never heard this message before? I can only think of one reason, you Christians do not believe your own gospel!”

Jesus, while commissioning the disciples in our text, encouraged them to be courteous, cordial and friendly in their approach. They were required to stay in the houses of the people they were reaching with the gospel, and not to isolate themselves in rented guesthouses. They were to be of help, salute people, pray for the sick and care for the needy. They were to eat whatever food was provided, without making their mission unnecessarily expensive.

The gospel must be presented as a solution to human needs. It must be preached in a conducive environment characterised by love and compassion. The soul-winner must be presentable in appearance, cordial in his or her attitude and friendly enough to defrost the usual reservations people have about strangers. Though the gospel is free, people can still reject it if it is not well presented.

Believers should wake up to her responsibility of spreading the good news to people around them. God created a vacuum in the human heart that only He can fill. We must go to meet this need urgently.

The world is a parish for every genuine Christian.

Mark 4-6

DCLM Daily Manna was written by Pastor W. F. Kumuyi; is the founder and General Superintendent of the Deeper Life Bible Church situated at KM 42 on the busy Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Nigeria.

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