Luis Palau speaks at Wednesday’s convocation
Luis Palau, founder and president of Luis Palau Association, spoke to students at Liberty University’s Wednesday convocation on the theme of this semester’s Missions Emphasis Week — spreading the Gospel “by all means.”
Palau’s ministry, which has shared the Gospel with more than 1 billion people for more than 40 years, aims to proclaim the Gospel, mobilize the church and equip the next generation.
“By all means, whatever the Lord lays on your heart, do it,” he said.
In 1 Corinthians 9:22 Paul writes, “to the weak I became weak, to win the weak. I have become all things to all men so that by all possible means I might save some.”
Palau said Christians should do all they can to spread the Gospel throughout the world. He said it is not the method that is important; it is the message.
“Methodology is just a way of God working through you … to touch your generation on the area the Lord has called you to minister,” he said.
Palau said evangelism is social action, and God calls Christians to be ambassadors who will spread the message he gives them.
“An ambassador doesn’t create his own message; he just passes on whatever his president tells him to say,” he said.
Palau said God also calls Christians to be fishers of men. He said Christians, like fishermen reeling in fish, should have the mindset of bringing in men for Christ.
He closed by saying Christians are called to be witnesses and must do more than just live a good lifestyle. They must open their mouths and tell people about Christ by any means possible.
“Whatever method the Lord gives you, use it,” he said.