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Proclaim 101: Becoming a Gospel Messenger – October 1st

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Grow Your Faith

If you want to deepen your relationship with God, then share the gospel and deepen your faith. I still recall my first few attempts were utter failures in my eyes. I usually overcomplicated the matter and tried to pour everything I knew into the conversation because I believed it was up to me to make it happen. However, like anything you practice, it has gotten easier over time with each opportunity; I have discovered that presenting the gospel draws you closer to the heart of God. When you share the gospel, do you find yourself stepping out in faith, relying on God’s wisdom and guidance? This act of obedience fuels your spiritual growth, expands your prayer life, and fills you with joy as you witness God’s kingdom grow. In other words, “Obey, pray, and find joy.” You’ll find that your compassion for others increases, and you’ll experience divine appointments that only God can orchestrate.

In essence, sharing the gospel tunes your heart to God’s frequency, growing your dependence, character, and intimacy with Him.

Myth Busters

Many think sharing the gospel is only for pastors, missionaries, or religious people. Some believe you must be perfect, good at public speaking, or have all the theological answers. But the truth is, sharing the gospel is for everyone. Be authentic and compassionate when you share your faith; it’s relatable.

Why Share?

Is sharing the gospel your way of fulfilling this command and spreading God’s love and salvation to people worldwide? As followers of Jesus Christ, Christians have been entrusted with the most precious gift – the good news of salvation.

Top Reasons to Share

Here are some compelling reasons why all Christians should share the gospel:

  • The Great Commission: It’s a command from Jesus Himself. He tells us to “go and make disciples of all nations.”[2] (Matthew 28:19) Sharing the gospel is a way to fulfill this command and spread God’s love and salvation to people worldwide.
  • Demonstrating God’s Love: Sharing the gospel isn’t just about obedience; it’s a profound way to demonstrate God’s love. When we share the good news, we show others the transformative power of God’s grace and mercy.[1] (Ephesians 2:8-9)
  • Transforming Lives: The gospel has the power to transform lives. By sharing the message of salvation, Christians can help others find hope, forgiveness, and purpose in life.[1] (Romans 12:2)
  • Engaging in Spiritual Warfare: When we share the gospel, we also engage in spiritual warfare, helping people break free from the chains that bind them.[1] (Ephesians 6:12)
  • Obeying God’s Word: Engaging in this spiritual warfare helps break the chains of spiritual bondage, fulfilling the command in 1 Peter “always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have.”[3] (1 Peter 3:15)
  • Bringing Joy: Sharing the gospel brings joy, honors God, and is an act of worship that reflects a deep love for God and a desire to see His kingdom grow.[4] (Philippians 4:4)
  • Honoring God: It’s a divine privilege to witness someone’s spiritual transformation through Christ.[4] (1 Corinthians 10:31)

Don’t Miss Out

Our current sermon series, “Proclaim,” is about looking at the early church’s message that turned the world upside down and asking ourselves, how will we do that in our lives? It’s not “Can we do it?” We all know we can. It’s not, “Should I do it?” We all know we should. No, the question is, how CAN I do it? Now, it’s our turn. Don’t miss out on our transformative 3-hour evangelism training course Sunday, October 1st (Add to your Calendar). If you’ve ever wondered how to share your faith effectively, this is your chance to learn from the best. This half-day course will equip you to share your faith naturally in a way that fits your personality. And don’t worry if you’ve never done this before or think you’re not qualified. This training is for everyone, whether you’re a seasoned believer or new to the faith. This training isn’t just about fulfilling a duty; it’s about bringing joy to our lives and honoring God. It’s an act of worship that reflects our deep love for God and our desire to see His kingdom grow.

We’ve tackled some common myths about sharing the gospel and explored the compelling biblical reasons every Christian should be involved in this vital mission. Remember, sharing the gospel is more than just a command; it’s a privilege and an act of worship. Whether you’re a seasoned believer or new to the faith, you have a role in this divine mission. Do you believe that people around us need the life-changing message of Jesus, and that God wants to use each of us to reach them? Let’s embrace this opportunity with both hands, leaning into God’s grace and wisdom every step of the way. Don’t miss this chance to be part of something eternally significant. Mark October 1st on your calendar, and let’s take this step together to equip ourselves for God’s work. Sharing the gospel is not just our duty; it’s our privilege and a pathway to deeper faith and community. Let’s embrace this calling.

Add to your Calendar
📅 Date: October 1, 2023
⏰ Time: 12 Noon
📍 Location: Mill City Christian Church

Learn More:

  1. The Great Commission: Why Christians Should Share the Gospel
  2. Ten Reasons to Share the Gospel
  3. Why All Christians Can and Should Share the Gospel
  4. Sharing the Gospel: Compelling Reasons and Right Ways
  5. What Does the Bible Say About Sharing the Gospel?

Paul Luna

Paul Luna is a pastor, husband & father of four in Oregon. He's passionate about faith, family, & community, he enjoys painting, hiking, & tech.

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