Friday, March 07, 2014

Three Reasons Why We Should Share Our Faith

First, there is an abundance of grace. We will never run out. God's love for us is not diminished when he loves others. In fact, the only way to grow in love is to share it. There’s plenty of God’s grace; plenty of his favor; plenty of his love. The Bible tells us that “ all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God.” (John 1:12) 

In fact, Jesus said he came to bring us abundant life. The joy this produces ought to be spilling over in your life and pour out on those with whom you come into contact.

Second, we are part of God's plan for spreading the gospel. Jesus said, “You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria and to the ends of the earth.” (Acts 1:8

Your personality, talents, and abilities combine with your environment to create a unique way of sharing the gospel. God creates divine appointments that put you in contact with persons in need. Most people come to Christ because of someone they know rather than a pastor or TV preacher. The gospel's message is simple and Jesus promised us Holy Spirit power.  

Third, people are ready to respond to the gospel. More ready than we think. God is working in people's hearts. The Holy Spirit convicts of sin and calls people to salvation. People are about religion, both the big picture and your personal thoughts. They don't like to be cornered or harassed but are willing to talk with friends about faith.

I will be teaching Becoming a Contagious Christian at Baptist Temple starting March 9. Classes will be Sunday's at 9:30 with a second opportunity on Wednesday evenings beginning March 12. Learn to communicate your faith in a style that fits you.

Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone
who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have.
But do this with gentleness and respect.
1 Peter 3:15

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