You Can Share The Gospel Of Jesus Christ With Confidence
In a previous article I wrote about how as followers or disciples of Jesus we are to obey all that Jesus has commanded. This includes the difficult things He commands us to do. For most people, sharing Christ and the Gospel with others is a very difficult thing to do.
Research has shown that 2% or less of Christians share Christ with others. Despite the command of Jesus in Matthew 4:19 for people to follow Him and be “fishers of men“, most Christians today are not doing it. There are various reasons for this. Some people are not fully committed to Jesus and willing to do everything He commands.
Others are not being taught that Jesus wants all of His followers to share the Gospel with others, not just pastors and missionaries. And some others are just not that concerned bout the eternal destiny of lost people.
The most common reason for many Christians to not share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with confidence is fear. Most people are afraid to share Jesus with others. It is not a comfortable thing to do for many. Many Christians are afraid of the other person’s reaction. Or they are afraid of failing. Or they are afraid of doing it wrong, so they do not even try.
Today we start a 3 part series of articles that will hopefully help those who are afraid to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with others. In fact, God can help you to overcome your fear and become a bold and powerful witness to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with confidence and power.
You Can Share The Gospel Of Jesus Christ With Confidence
Fear Of Sharing Jesus With Others
First, you need to know that fear never comes from God. God’s Word in 2 Timothy 1:7 tells us “For God has not given us a spirit of timidity, but of power and love and discipline.” Fear comes from God’s enemy Satan.
God loves all people and wants them to be saved and have a restored relationship with Him and eventually spend eternity with Him in heaven. Satan on the other hand hates people, wants to destroy their lives, and ultimately wants people to spend eternity where he is going. One of the most effective weapons that he uses to try to stop people from being saved and having eternal life is to get God’s people to not share the Gospel with others, by making them afraid to do it.
With God’s help and the Holy Spirit providing boldness and courage, you can overcome this fear of sharing Christ with others. You can not only overcome the fear, but you can actually go out and share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with confidence.
Share The Gospel Of Jesus Christ With Confidence
Our confidence comes in knowing and understanding that when we faithfully and obediently share Christ with others, we are actually joining God in the Kingdom work He is doing. We are joining an unbeatable team of 3 parts. In this article we will discuss the 1st part of our unbeatable team of 3.
The 1st thing you need to understand: You are never alone in the work of sharing Christ with others. When you are faithful in being the witness God wants you to be, you are joining Him in His work.
John 5:17, 19-20 “My Father is always at his work to this very day, and I, too, am working…. I tell you the truth, the Son can do nothing by himself; he can do only what he sees his Father doing, because whatever the Father does the Son also does. For the Father loves the Son and shows him all he does.”
Matthew 9:37 – “The harvest is great, but the workers are few”. God has prepared a great harvest, but we are not going out to share Christ as we should. God goes ahead of us and prepares hearts and the harvest.
Romans 8:37- In all these things we are more than “conquerors” in Christ who loves us.
The Greek word for conquerer – Hupernikomen – means that we are “super victors”. It suggests a victory where our enemy is already completely defeated !
When we join God in His work to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with others, we are actually on God’s Unbeatable Team of 3.
#1 On The Team – God’s Powerful Word
When we share the Gospel we are sharing the powerful word of God. Many people do not realize the great power there is in the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Hebrews 4:12 – “For the Word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to the dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart”.
The word of God and the Gospel penetrates to the spirit level of life. It judges the thoughts of the heart. And it converts and regenerates. The Word of God has the power to transform hearts and lives.
God Uses His Word & The Gospel To Accomplish What He Wants To
Isaiah 55:10-11 “For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return there without watering the earth and making it bear and sprout. And furnishing seed to the sower and bread to the eater. So is my word that goes out of my mouth. It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.
God uses his word to accomplish his purposes and His kingdom work and mission. He is at work in the hearts and lives of many people today ! He is working to reach people who are separated from Him by their sins, trying to help them have a reconciled relationship with Him.
God promises that He will take our sharing the Gospel with others and He will accomplish what He wants to. When you faithfully obey Jesus and share the Gospel with others, God promises that He will use your efforts. And God promises that He will make sure your sharing will accomplish all the He wants.
There Is Great Power In The Gospel Message
Romans 1:16- “I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes.
The Gospel of Jesus Christ is the power of God to deliver from sin and change lives. The Gospel is in-breathed with the mighty life changing power of God. There is great power in the Gospel and in the name of Jesus ! Most of us do not understand how powerful God’s Word and the Gospel are. When we share the Gospel we are sharing the powerful Word of God and the powerful name of Jesus.
And it will accomplish what God wants to accomplish. God promises this, and God always does what He promises. His promises are guarantees. You do not need to worry about the results of your sharing Jesus with others. God will take care of the results, for His glory and name sake. The great power in the message is one of the reasons you can share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with confidence.
In the next article we will study the 2nd part of God’s unbeatable team of 3. The action and power of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit plays a vital role in God’s kingdom work and mission of reaching the lost and making disciples.
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