Gospel truths flow with words shared among family—people I break bread with each week. Together we are the body of Christ, a dynamic fellowship of believers, renewing our minds in truth. It is the reason we gather. Without the gospel, none of us would be who we are. The gospel is also a continual truth we live by, spurring each other on towards a life of repentance.
And though my mind is well versed in truth, my intentions are prone to falter. Opportunities present themselves, but I don't always share the gospel.
“But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. 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, NIV
Lack of preparation can steal my confidence at times. Can you relate? And while the Holy Spirit will equip us, (Hebrews 13:20-21) we also can better prepare by:
Knowing the gospel well.
Writing down a few key verses to share.
Thinking of unique ways to spark gospel-centered conversations.
Even with preparation, a fear of what people might think can become a struggle for me. What about you? But despite awkward silences, misspoken words, or offended people, the gospel must be shared.
“I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes. . .”
Romans 1:16a, NIV
The gospel is the power of God! If we truly believe in it, we will not hold back. Rather, we will boldly share as a servant of Christ—recognizing that proclaiming the gospel is the best way to love a broken world.
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