Every Christian Should Share The Gospel Message.
No man, when he hath lighted a candle, putteth it in a secret place, neither under a bushel, but on a candlestick, that they which come in may see the light.
This is more then the so called "life style evangelism." This is proactive sharing of the Gospel. Actually going out and sharing with the unsaved. Have you ever done that?
Let him know, that he which converteth the sinner from the error of his way shall save a soul from death, and shall hide a multitude of sins.
Not only that but save someone for eternity. Jesus saves. Jesus came here on earth to make a way of salvation. It was important to the trinity. It should be important to you. More then building churches, more then meetings.
Jesus gave up His life on earth for our salvation.
2 Peter 3:9
The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
Even so it is not the will of your Father which is in heaven, that one of these little ones should perish.
All of us 'Jesus People' got it. We knew how to share proactively with the unsaved. We were very good at sharing with others.
But today we are losing the youth in America.
We have to allow the Holy Spirit to take control of the Church if we want to win the youth for Christ in this generation.
"The study shows that 16- to 29-year-olds exhibit a greater degree of criticism toward Christianity than did previous generations when they were at the same stage of life. In fact, in just a decade, many of the Barna measures of the Christian image have shifted substantially downward, fueled in part by a growing sense of disengagement and disillusionment among young people. For instance, a decade ago the vast majority of Americans outside the Christian faith, including young people, felt favorably toward Christianity’s role in society. Currently, however, just 16% of non-Christians in their late teens and twenties said they have a "good impression" of Christianity."
May the Holy Spirit convict us for thinking otherwise. We need to get out there and do the work of the Gospel. we need to witness. We have this truth and this incredible power of God backing us up and we are being passive and stagnant when it comes to spreading the Gospel. O but we give to others to do what we are to be doing. Truth be told, every one of those "others" live a better more profitable earthly life then you or I do. Everyone of them. Don't think so? Go look at your pastors home and at his job security that you provide him. Check out how well off his children and his children's children are doing.
And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!
1 Corinthians 9:14
Even so hath the Lord ordained that they which preach the gospel should live of the gospel.
1 Corinthians 9:12
... Nevertheless we have not used this power; but suffer all things, lest we should hinder the gospel of Christ.
1 Corinthians 9:17
For if I do this thing willingly, I have a reward.
1 Corinthians 9:18
What is my reward then? Verily that, when I preach the gospel, I may make the gospel of Christ without charge, that I abuse not my power in the gospel.
The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise.
Get that? Is Wise...