Ministry in the Nightclub
Two days after Sammy Tippit was converted as a young college student, he knew God wanted him to preach. He and some of his friends were eager to witness anywhere they had opportunity.
One day one of their group said, I think God wants us to go across the river. They knew what that meant. Nightclubs lined the other side of the river.
Sammy said, "I think we'd better pray."
They gathered courage and drove to the nightclub. The band was playing and in the midst of the noise they were hardly noticed. They realized they needed to speak to the owner.
Again, Sammy said, "I think we'd better pray."
After two more prayer times, Sammy went in. "Sir, we'd like to have a worship service here."
"What? A worship service here?"
Sammy explained that they would have some songs and then he would preach.
Amazingly, the owner said, "Okay, at the next break, it is yours."
The music stopped and after his friends sang a hymn, Sammy got up to speak. Sammy later said he was such a new Christian then that he didn't know anything; he just gave his testimony. Then he and the others mingled through the crowd talking to the patrons about Jesus.
One Sunday two weeks later, Sammy's pastor announced, "This week a man came to see me and said that some young people had come to the nightclub where he was and talked about Jesus. I was able to lead the man to Christ. I don't know who those young people were."
Often God's will comes to us as a spontaneous thought asking us to do something we would not normally consider. We can trust God to always have a specific purpose for those promptings.
Dear Jesus, give us grace to respond to Your prompting to boldly testify for You no matter how difficult it may seem.
"I am in chains now, still preaching this message as God's ambassador. So pray that I will keep on speaking boldly for him, as I should" (Ephesians 6:20 NLT).