The above words can be heard on the street corners of most major cities as newsboys strive to sell just one more paper. Advertising is critical to American business today. Remember the “walking billboards” on the streets of Manhattan, where people carried signs on front and back announcing a product or play on Broadway? Our Lord said that we are walking billboards in that we are to “Let your [our] light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven” (Mt. 5:16).
A little boy stopped on his way home one afternoon to inquire of an old fisherman sitting on the riverbank. He inquired, “Mister, can anyone see God?” The old man looked down the river toward the beautiful setting sun and said, “Sonny, it’s getting so I can’t see anything but God.”
A plethora of strength and benefit can be realized by both a congregation and individuals when attending local gospel meetings. We are sometimes guilty of discrediting activities that are good and wholesome because we lack interest, spiritual inclination, and being unselfish with out time. It is not uncommon to hear today that door knocking is an archaic method of evangelism and gospel meetings are things of the past. Never shall a personal distribution of truth ever become outdated or obsolete! God will not let it happen because the proclamation of truth was to be done through “earthen vessels,” His followers (Rom. 9:21; II Tim. 2:20-22).