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Do Not Cast Pearls — Part 2

February 14, 2023

Just as pearls are precious, so is the work of God in the life of a believer. It should be the heart of every Christian to share with others the Word of God and the work He is doing in their lives. But we must recognize that not everyone values these and sees them as treasures. Join Nate and Gabe as they discuss being dependent upon the Lord for His perfect timing in sharing our testimony and God’s Word with others.

A wonderful summation of this command can be found in the story of the prodigal son. There was a season of life where the son would’ve been characterized as “swine“ – he did not value the things of his father. It would have been a waste to try to reason with him. However his loving father waited patiently, and, at the right time, his son was ready to hear the truth and repent. May we be encouraged to pray for those in our lives who are resistant, and to look to the Lord for His perfect timing to share truth.

  • Gabe Cleator, Host

    Gabe Cleator loves Jesus and desires to help others cultivate an intimate relationship with Christ as the All-Sufficient One. Gabe holds a bachelor’s degree in Biblical Ministries, is author of the book Always and in Everything, and currently serves as the director of the Home Discipleship Network under the ministry of IBLP. His passion is to see God’s people turn back to a vibrant, living Christianity that has Christ at the center and the Word as the foundation. Gabe and his wife, Sara, live in East Texas where they enjoy serving the Lord together and spending time in the great outdoors, taking fishing trips or visiting National Parks.

  • Nate Paine, Host

    Nate Paine loves pointing people to God’s Word. After giving his life to the Lord at age 11, he has carried Isaiah 61:1–3 as his life verses, following God’s call to “preach good tidings unto the meek,” “bind up the brokenhearted,” “proclaim liberty to the captives,” and offer beauty for ashes through the Person and work of Christ. Nate completed his bachelor’s degree in Biblical Ministries, has served in prison ministry, and mentored many young men through the Journey to the Heart program. Today, he lives with his wife and four children in East Texas where he serves on staff with IBLP and the Home Discipleship Network. In his spare time, you may find Nate reading his favorite authors (Andrew Murray and A.W. Tozer), perfecting his pour-over coffee brewing, or adventuring with his children—preferably with fishing poles in hand.

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