"In the wilderness is the preservation of the world."
WHAT ARE YOU DOING FOR HIM?
Hank Parker was once a drunk, thief, cheater, liar and sinner. Today he is a 2-time Bassmaster Classic Champion, hosts three outdoor TV shows, is a member of numerous Fishing Hall of Fame’s and is a sought after speaker. He enjoys and is thankful for all that God has blessed him with but Hank’s passion is to tell others about Jesus.
At an event in Springfield back in February before COVID-19 changed our lives, Hank told the story of a guy that came up to him quoting bible verses. The man said, “I read my bible every day Hank and I know it inside out.” Hank said, “That’s great but do you really know Jesus and tell me what you are doing to bring the lost to Jesus?”
Hank told of another man coming to him and saying, “I am in church every Sunday. Same row, same seat, same people sitting next to me.” Hank says, “That’s really good but you do know going to church doesn’t mean you are going to heaven don’t you? Are you coming to hear the music or learn and grow by listening to God’s word? Tell me what you are doing to make visitors or people you don’t know feel welcome? What are you doing to reach the lost?”
Another man says to Hank, “God has blessed me with a good living. I tithe what I am supposed to. I give to programs to help those in need.” Hank says, “That is tremendous but are you investing time telling others about Jesus?”
Another man speaks up and says, “I do all those things Hank and I have been going to church since I was a kid and I have been a good person all my life.” “That is awesome,” Hank says, “But just being good won’t get you to heaven you know. Can I tell you about Jesus”?
In closing Hank looked out at all of us and said, “Even if you believe in Him, confess your sins and accept him as your Lord and Savior, He doesn’t want you keeping Him to yourself. Don’t use this pandemic as an excuse either. There are still things you can be doing to bring others to Jesus? He died for you on a cross. What are you doing for Him?”