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Keeping it Simple
4/8/2016

“…if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” Rom. 10:9-10 (NKJV)

I’ve found the easiest way to be unsuccessful in sharing the Gospel message is to overcomplicate it. The Gospel message is a simple one, and it should easily be communicated to those who would listen. The Apostle Paul ends his letter to the Corinthian church with this simple message as well, when he wrote, For I delivered to you first of all that which I also received: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures.

We can spend so much time talking about man-made religions based on works, our personal views of what we feel is right, and so many other things, that we fail to simply share the good news that Jesus died for our sins. It may even be we are looking for that perfect time to share God with others, and this in itself is our stumbling block. It can be that we’re frozen in fear, like a deer in the headlights, wondering, what if it doesn’t work for this person? Or perhaps, what if I don’t know enough Scriptures to quote?

It is not our job to convince anyone, or to give a three point sermon—our responsibility is to share the good news, and we can do this very effectively by sharing what Jesus has done in our own personal life.

Some would argue, sharing the Gospel message isn’t their calling, or gift—it should be the job of a Pastor or some other clergy. But this is not what the Bible teaches. Jesus said, “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” (Matt. 28:19-20)

Sharing Jesus is probably one of the most loving things we can do for others. God could have chosen to do this job Himself, but He has chosen to use us to share the good news. I think the best way to do this is to make the commitment within our heart to be used every day, and then look for the opportunities. Last, but certainly not least—keep it simple. 

STUDY QUESTION: What can we learn about the Gospel message from the Scriptures contained within this devotional?

PERSONAL INVENTORY: Are you willing to be used by God to share this saving message with others?

PRACTICAL APPLICATION: Seek God daily to be filled by the Holy Spirit. Make it a purpose within your heart to be willing to share Jesus with others. 

MAKE THIS YOUR PRAYER TODAY:  Father, thank You for allowing Jesus to come and die upon the cross for my sin. Fill me with Your Spirit today and empower me to be bold in sharing Jesus. In Jesus’ precious name, amen…

Be Blessed, Pastor Scott

 

 

 


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