Pray that the Lord would make each of the saints, as His lovers, a winner of sinners who spends two to three hours each week to contact individuals for their salvation, carrying this out as a business (Acts 8:29-35; Luke 19:13).

Acts 8:29-35—And the Spirit said to Philip, Approach and join this chariot. And when Philip ran up, he heard him reading Isaiah the prophet and said, Do you really know the things that you are reading? And he said, How could I unless someone guides me? And he entreated Philip to come up and sit with him. Now the passage of Scripture which he was reading was this: “As a sheep He was led to slaughter; and as a lamb before its shearer is dumb, so He does not open His mouth. In His humiliation His judgment was taken away. Who shall declare His generation? For His life is taken away from the earth.” And the eunuch answered Philip and said, I beseech you, Concerning whom does the prophet say this? Concerning himself or concerning someone else? And Philip opened his mouth, and beginning from this Scripture he announced Jesus as the gospel to him.

Luke 19:13—And he called ten of his own slaves and gave them ten minas, and he said to them, Do business until I come.

For further reading please refer to CWWL, 1989, vol. 4, “Elders’ Training, Book 10: The Eldership and the God-ordained Way (2),” ch. 9, pp. 458-459.

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