Devotionals by Lasserre Bradley, Jr.

Day 25 Theme: Evangelism
They that were scattered abroad went every where preaching the word– Acts 8:4

“They” refers in this verse to the “every home” and “men and women” that the previous verse tells us were being persecuted for their Christian faith and were being committed to prison (8:3). The word here translated “preaching” is not the same word for heralding (public ministry) that is used of Philip’s preaching in the next verse (8:5) — it simply means “to evangelize”, to be good-news messengers.

So the inspired historian’s account of the great dispersion of the gospel throughout the world, beginning with the Samaritans, includes the following crucial ingredients: every one, from every home, evangelizing every where.

Finally, the word for “scattered” is the same word used by Jesus in the parable of the sewer to describe the dispersion of seed. Whether you are a man or woman, boy or girl, husband or wife, child or adult — when you think of your situation in life, do you think of yourself as having just “landed” there, or as having been sown there, like seed, for a purpose?

Are you capable enough, knowledgeable enough to evangelize and to teach on your own? If you were, like these saints, scattered away from family and church members would you be ready to evangelize wherever you went, by yourself?

The truth is that there are some unique opportunities already where you alone can witness, even without being chased away from your home or family or friends. You have a unique position in the world, whether it is in the barracks, the dorm room, the home, or the office. You have been planted there for a purpose. Will you bring forth fruit?

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Lasserre Bradley, Jr. is the director, and has been the speaker on the Baptist Bible Hour radio broadcast since he started it in 1953. The messages on the program come form the pulpit of the Cincinnati Primitive Baptist Church where he is senior pastor and has served for 47 years. Pastor Lasserre is also editor of the Baptist Witness and author of other Bible-based literature including I Feel Overwhelmed, Six things To Remember In the Time of Crisis, and The Christian Home.

Lasserre and his wife Emily, have three grown children: Leanna, Peggy and Lasserre III. He and Emily consider it a special blessing to have17 grandchildren.

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