What: Deer Hunting
Disclaimer: I have never hunted game in my life. I know nothing about it! — I need Gary Fultz to jump in on this one!
I understand that there are two options when it comes to hunting for deer.
- Option #1: You can sit and wait for the deer. That is why Cabelas continues to sell tree stands year after year. You can wait for them to come along and move close enough to get a good shot. A tree stand gives them greater awareness and more range.
- Option #2: You can go out looking for them. You can walk through the woods. In this case, you hope that your movement, any noise, and/or your scent does not scare the deer away.
Key Biblical Thoughts:
- the Great Commission
Sermonic Example: There are several distinct ways to use illustrative material. This is the most basic approach in using an illustration.
. . . . Likewise, there are two kinds of Christians when it comes to sharing Christ.
Option #1: There are those who are willing to sit and wait for someone to come on by. They are willing to wait for great periods of time — even years — until someone happens to get close enough that they can talk to them about their need of Christ.
Option #2: Then there are also those who purposefully seek out opportunities to share the Gospel. They work and walk when it comes to sharing Christ. They look for opportunities to communicate the Gospel.
Of course, there are those who never wait OR walk.