Sharing the Gospel

There’s been a lot of discussion in the last several weeks in both my Sunday School as well as my Bible study about sharing the gospel.  We’ve talked about learning to give your testimony in 3-5 minutes as well as how important it is to share how God has changed your life.  If someone should want to know how to accept Christ as their personal Savior and they ask you how it’s done, the ability to talk to them about asking God to become the Lord of their life is so important.

I was thinking about this when I posted on Facebook the other day.  Now that I live in a small town, I find myself really encouraging people to shop small business.  There are many people in our area who sell their crafted goods and food at such reasonable prices.  I love being able to share their information so that they might be able to snag another customer.

Do I share that often about Jesus?  If someone came across my Facebook page, would they see notes of encouragement or verses from the Bible that are uplifting?  Would they read about how God provided me with the perfect house or a great opportunity on a deal? 

Don’t get me wrong.  I’m not saying we only should post stuff about Jesus on our pages or wear shirts that proclaim us Christians or “Jesus Freaks!”  What I AM saying is am I putting just as many things that lead people to Christ on the internet as I do the posts that show just how much ‘stuff’ I buy or how much fun I’m having?

The Bible reminds us many times to tell others of Christ.  Are we following those commands?  One of the most well-known verses that tell us this is Mark 16:15—“Go ye into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.”  That’s not a request!  We are to share the gospel with everyone! 

I pray that in the next two weeks leading up to Christmas (and even past that) there be opportunity after opportunity to share about the love of God and how He can change their life.

~Erin

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