I’ve been reading and thinking about Noah this morning. For over 100 years while Noah built the ark, he preached to the lost people around him. When the ark was finished and he was done preaching, the invitation was given, and the only people willing to get on the ark with him was his family. Some might think that Noah wasn’t very successful as a preacher, because he had zero conversions in all his years of preaching. But don’t forget that all Noah’s family was saved with him on the ark. I personally think that makes him an extremely successful preacher.
Our families should be our most important ministry.
And when that great day comes and God calls us all home, if the only people I can get to go with me to heaven is my family … then I’ve been tremendously successful as a minister.