The disciples of Jesus Christ must spread the gospel
Beloved brothers and sisters, after the message about intercession for people who still need to give their lives to the Lord Jesus Christ, today I am inspired to address a topic regarding a role that every disciple Lord must play, spreading the gospel of the kingdom of God, evangelism.
Let see this passage from Apostle Paul:
1 Timothy 2
3 This is good, and pleases God our Savior,
4 who wants all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth.
It is clear! God wants salvation for all.
Many people are still in the captivity of the enemy, the devil. Some have never heard of the existence of a Savior for their souls.
Yet God has created all the conditions for everyone to be saved. He even sent his unique Son, incarnated as a perfect man to come to free us from the captivity of the darkness.
16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
The Lord himself make this appeal to all people:
28 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.
29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.
Is the message passed? Not everybody has heard or understood.
After two thousand years, those who do know are many. It is not uncommon to hear people say they are desperate, they didn’t know what to do in front of some situations that disrupt their lives. Yet they only need to give their lives to the Messiah, yes Christ the Son of God. But for them to know it, someone have to tell them. This task falls within the role of every disciple of Jesus Christ, the Lord has delegated us this noble task.
Let us remember this noble mission that the Lord has entrusted to us:
18 Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.
19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,
20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
Jesus Christ address this message to all of us. This does not means we are all evangelist ministers, but everyone is called to witness, to talk about God, the Lord, Savior of the world, so that all nations know.
By a simple testimony from a woman (Samaritan), many lives came to the Lord.
28 Then, leaving her water jar, the woman went back to the town and said to the people,
29 “Come, see a man who told me everything I ever did. Could this be the Messiah?”
39 Many of the Samaritans from that town believed in him because of the woman’s testimony, “He told me everything I ever did.”
Also read the message of the Lord:
7 As you go, proclaim this message: ‘The kingdom of heaven has come near.’
8 Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse those who have leprosy, drive out demons. Freely you have received; freely give.
He does not send us empty-handed, but with powers worthy of Him. Those who work for God have these and other powers. It is a privilege to serve God. God honors those who honor Him.
1 Samuel 2
30 “Therefore the Lord, the God of Israel, declares: ‘I promised that members of your family would minister before me forever.’ But now the Lord declares: ‘Far be it from me! Those who honor me I will honor, but those who despise me will be disdained.
22 Be merciful to those who doubt; 23 save others by snatching them from the fire; to others show mercy, mixed with fear—hating even the clothing stained by corrupted flesh.
1 Peter 2
9 But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light
He saved us, It is now our turn to proclaim his goodness, his love for all.
Read this glorious passage in which, bruised and persecuted disciples and trying to save their lives remember the others.
1 On that day a great persecution broke out against the church in Jerusalem, and all except the apostles were scattered throughout Judea and Samaria.
2 Godly men buried Stephen and mourned deeply for him.
3 But Saul began to destroy the church. Going from house to house, he dragged off both men and women and put them in prison.
4 Those who had been scattered preached the word wherever they went.
Many of us we are free and we are in good condition with every opportunity to speak of the Messiah to the people around us.
Sometime we remain indifferent or even we try to adapt to the environment instead of changing the environment by speaking of the Lord.
Let us handle the opportunities to fulfill our duty. Let us talk Jesus to our neighbors, friends, and colleagues, regardless of how it will be received or their reaction. The important thing is the seed we deposited in them in the name of the Lord who will Himself take care of rest.
The beginning may seem difficult, but everything becomes normal by the time and the Spirit of God forms us, guide us and strengthen us. And remember: God honors those who honor him.
May the Lord bless you in the name of Jesus Christ our Savior. Amen!
Servant of Jesus Christ