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Did you ever consider that being loving toward others is in fact sharing the Gospel message (Ephesians 4:1-5). Imagine when the ocean liner, the Titanic, was sinking that fateful night of April 15th, 1912, in the freezing waters of the North Atlantic Ocean, if you had a lifeboat all to yourself and never shared it with anyone else. What would one think of that person? Just the thought would be unimaginably selfish, ridiculous, and unbelievable- and what of the message of the Gospel? Which addresses not only this life, as that lifeboat would, but also the next, in eternity. My thought is this- at least give the option for people to make up their own minds. Sharing the Gospel message is like that. Holding the truth of the Kingdom of God all to yourself? How unimaginably selfish is that? It is a certain death sentence to not have Christ, just as it was a certain death sentence to go down in the Titanic without a lifeboat to get into. It is that desperate for those who are lost- they are without hope, without truth, without a calling (Ephesians 2:12)- their eyes being blind, their ears being def, and many with their hearts being hardened to the Word of Truth, of Light, of Life itself (Luke 8:10, Ephesians 4:17-20). There is no Life apart from Christ, none at all- all life is from, in Him, and through Him (Ephesians 1:10). So throw out the life preserver of the Gospel of Christ with boldness, reveal the glory of God to the world (2 Corinthians 12:18), and take a part in hauling in some lost, desperate souls into the lifeboat of the Gospel of Christ. Share the gift of life with them, imagine how ecstatic they will be, swinging from the chandeliers in heaven, over the gratefulness of the truth of Christ delivered by you- the one who delivered the message of Christ to them. Go share the Gospel, it is the only truth and hope we all have in the whole world (2 Timothy 4:2).
Given that there is no other way to Salvation (Acts 4:12, John 14:6), how much of a blessing is it then to have all the answers. Think about it. In a way, when you have the truth of Christ, you have the deliverer of all the answers to other’s problems- not because you are so smart, or gifted, or talented, but rather because of your faith in Christ. What answers? How about the answers for redemption, creation, the fullness of God, reconciliation, hidden wisdom and knowledge, the ability to walk and be rooted in Him, filled in Him, have the completeness of his deity within us- not needing any other thing for salvation or sanctification; living in Him and not the flesh, raised in Him, triumph over the darkness, and fulfillment of the ministry we have received in the Lord (Colossians 1:14, 16, 19, 22; 2:3, 6-7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 15; 4:17), and, to do all of this in prayer to Him (Colossians 1:9-14, Philippians 4:6). When Jesus was speaking about the faith of a mustard seed, I used to think he was referring to a certain amount of faith… as in a “greater” faith. Instead, perhaps a more reasonable application is to understand that we have no faith without Christ, and that we must exercise our faith in all situations, because to not do so, would be relying on our own strength, our own wisdom, our own words. But this is not what our Lord has commanded of us. He instead desires us to use faith and teach the Gospel, and specifically, the only Gospel of Jesus Christ, which is from Christ, and to do so carefully, and with discipline (Galatians 1:6-8, 11-12).
“...so my word that comes from my mouth will not return to me empty, but it will accomplish what I please and will prosper in what I send it to do.” (Isaiah 55:11). This passage of Isiah is referring to the Word as in the promises of God, insomuch as His ways and thoughts are higher than man’s ways and thoughts, and accomplishes what the Lord desires to accomplish (Isaiah 55:9-10). This, however, also affords us tremendous confidence as we share the Word with others- there is not a single occasion where the Word of God is not applicable. For it is the impetus of creation itself- all of creation obeys the Lord, e.g., the sea, about how far to come onto shore (Job 38:11); the sea again, when Jesus said “be still” (Luke 8:32-25); and that the Lord maintains the entire universe (Hebrews 1:3). His Word can certainly be trusted to respond to people who are entirely finite, where the Word of God is eternal. This is especially poignant given it is in direct obedience to the Lord Jesus to do so, by sharing His Word, we are fulfilling our duty (Mark 16:15). Given that the Lord does not delight in the legs of a man, i.e. man’s strength- and here in context, as it is important for a soldier to have strength, he rather delights in the faith of His children rather than their own strength and resources (Psalm 147:10-11). As such, we need the power from on High of the Holy Spirit (Luke 24:49) to do the work of the Lord, and we need the eternal Word of God. We need his encouragement and faith, and to be subservient to Him in all things, especially when speaking about Him and His Word to a potential future fellow Saint in the Lord. That’s the point right? To share what the Lord has done in order to fulfill His promises to the people of the world, to call those to Himself who would come to Him. As believers we must take on this task in faith by living from faith to faith- that is, firstly, by the saving faith, and secondly, by the maintaining faith which sustains us. Thirdly, we could say certainly not ever by good works of our own strength, or by any other means (Romans 1:17). Remember too that the Book of Life (the book containing the name of every believer in Christ) was completed from the foundation of the world (Revelation 13:8). How honored we ought to be in playing a role in fulfilling that book, just as Jesus came and fulfilled prophecy in what he did, we too can be contributors toward playing a role in the fulfilling of the Book of Life by spreading the Gospel, not to mention, it is a commandment from Him. Now that, my brothers and sisters, is awe inspiring. -JK
We don’t need to be sales people for Christ. There does not need to be a special witty way to evangelize to people, but rather, to simply share the truth (1 Corinthians 1:17-18). If you wait until you feel witty and inspired to share the gospel, or until you feel prepared enough (yes, we are commanded to study to be approved to God, but sharing the Love of God, although never to be done carelessly, does not necessarily need to take a tremendous amount of preparation) (2 Timothy 2:15), or feel like you are worthy enough, or feel like you’re in the mood, then you are probably relying on your own strength (1 Corinthians 2:4-5). It is through Christ from which we obtain our motivation, inspiration, and commands- not our feelings. As far as motivation for the sharing of the Gospel goes, our feelings are irrelevant here, and are at best, a poor indicator about if we should be telling others about Christ. Therefore, share the Word, and leave the changing of hearts up to the Holy Spirit- that is His job after all (John 16:7-11). We play our role in obedient proselytizing, and the Holy Spirit does His role- and not only in the unbeliever, but also in you (John 14:25)! Christ died on the Cross and did all things in submission to His Father- what to speak, where to go, and what to do (John 12:49, John 5:19). The Father faithfully does his role, and if we are truly saved and one with Christ, then we too must do our role for the expansion of the kingdom of God. This is all to be done while simultaneously living peaceably and edifying one another, and being grateful to God in all things- basically, being an awesome Christian (1 Thessalonians 5:12-18). So go now, and be an awesome Gospel-sharing Christian! -JK
Anyone who is a Christian can be a witness, and must testify about Christ. But being a witness is testifying about the love, Lordship, and salvation offered through Jesus Christ- not the conversion of the individual, which is something only God Himself can do (Romans 10:14-15). Here is our obedience to His commandment to tell the world about the Gospel- it is in giving testimony about the truth of Christ. This is imperative, so others may also know about the gift of salvation, and so you may be in obedience to Christ. Salvation is indeed a gift, because it is neither of any cost to obtain (it’s free) or achieved/earned as a reward for some action or merit. It is God who draws us, and it is us who must share about Him. Also, the fact that salvation is a gift is an imperative concept to both understand and to convey. How it is received is also necessary to understand, because several things must happen to accept Christ, e.g., a) God must call you, b) You must have faith, which is also from God c) You must profess the Lordship of Jesus Christ d) you must believe His father, God, has raised Him bodily & spiritually from the dead, i.e. His resurrection (Romans 10:9-10). When those conditions are met, salvation from Christ is then given to the person, who has now been bought with a price- the sacrifice of Christ’s blood. They are no longer slaves to themselves, or to sin, but slaves to Christ, to life, and to righteousness (Romans 6:16-23). It is actually Christ who has done the accepting here, in that He has adopted you into his royal priesthood. You are an heir with Him, have been given every spiritual blessing, and He will testify to his Father about YOU that you are innocent of any sin- you are righteous, holy, and perfect before the Holy throne of the living God (Romans 8:17; Ephesians 1:3; 1 John 2:1-2; 2 Corinthians 5:19-24). A believer responding to Christ is the fulfillment of God drawing them to Himself, each at the appropriate time, and each in accordance to God’s salvific will (Romans 8:28-30). He desires that all are saved, but, although many are called, only a few are chosen (1 Timothy 2:1-4, Matthew 22:14). When someone is willing to submit to Christ it is Christ who has done the saving, and that person who professes such things is indeed saved (2 Thessalonians 2:13-17). They are saved from death and eternal punishment, and are free to be with Christ for eternity (John 3:16). They are free to rely on living through Christ here on earth, and exercising their faith and telling others about Christ (Romans 1:16-18). The saving love of Christ is indeed free to those who believe, but to Christ, He has given the greatest sacrifice, His perfect and sinless life! It is His life that has saved yours when you believe in Him. Therefore believe in Him and live for Him, and through Him, you have life (John 10:10).
Anyone who is a Christian can be a witness, and must testify about Christ. But being a witness is testifying about the love, Lordship, and salvation offered through Jesus Christ-