No Excuses

Acts 1:8       

When it comes to sharing the Gospel with others, the most common excuse is fear, and most of the time it is fear of what to say.  Why is this when we have the creator of the universe accompanying us with His presence?  Matthew 28:18-20, after Jesus has given the command to go, make disciples, and teach them,  what does He say?  “And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age,”  Jesus assures us that He is always with us.

Now let us go to Acts 1:8, “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”  Who gives the power to witness?  The Holy Spirit within us does.  Since the Creator of the universe is with us at all times, giving us the power to be witnesses, this should take the fear out of sharing the gospel.

Now let us talk about what a witness is.  It is somebody who gives evidence after seeing or hearing something.  We are witnesses when we give evidence to the world of our transformed life by the way we live our lives.  In other words, it is simply telling your story of how God has transformed your life.  There are tools that can help you know what to say such as the Life on Mission and 411 Training apps.

Just having the assurance that God is always with us and His Spirit gives us the power to be witnesses should give us the boldness to share the gospel with others so that they can have a transformed life.  Now that the factor of fear especially of not knowing what not to say is taken care of let us not just talk about sharing the gospel, let’s do it!

 

Today in Prayer
Isaiah 6:8

  • Pray that you hear where God is calling you to go.
  • Pray that your heart is open to respond in submission wherever that may lead.

 

“All who are called to salvation are called to discipleship,
no exceptions, no excuses!”  — Bill Hull

 

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