The Bible says that changing your mind and calling upon the name of the Lord Jesus Christ is one of the most exciting things you could see and be a part of in your life (Acts 3:19).
In the Gospel of John, we read the story of Jesus’ encounter with the Samaritan woman at the well (John 4). Jesus broke down many barriers to reach this woman. He was a Jewish man, and she was a Samaritan woman. He was a rabbi, and she was a commoner. He was a man, and she was a woman.
Despite all of these barriers, Jesus was intentional about sharing the gospel with the Samaritan woman. He knew that she needed to hear the good news, and he was willing to do whatever it took to reach her.
The disciples, on the other hand, were more worried about the methods Jesus was using than the message he was sharing. They were concerned about the fact that Jesus was talking to a Samaritan woman. They were also concerned about the fact that he was doing it in public.
The disciples had misplaced their priorities. They were more concerned about following the rules and traditions than they were about reaching people with the gospel.
Jesus’ mission was to seek and to save that which was lost (Luke 19:10). He was there to witness to others about him and to give the living water (John 4:10). He wasn’t there to have a random conversation or to relax and eat lunch with his disciples. He was there to concentrate on the woman’s soul.
Our mission as Christians is to follow Jesus’ example and to reach out to others with the gospel (Matthew 28:19-20). We need to be more concerned about the souls of men than our own methods or traditions.
The most important thing is not how we look or how well we dress. It’s not even how well we follow our church’s traditions. The most important thing is that we share the gospel with others.
Why is the Gospel so Important?
The gospel is important because it is the only way to be saved from our sins and to have eternal life. The Bible tells us that all people are sinners, and that the wages of sin is death (Romans 3:23, 6:23). But God loves us so much that he sent his Son, Jesus, to die on the cross in our place (John 3:16).
When we believe in Jesus and receive him as our Lord and Savior, our sins are forgiven and we are given eternal life. The Bible says, “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.” (Ephesians 2:8-9).
How Can We Share the Gospel?
There are many ways to share the gospel with others. We can share it one-on-one, in small groups, or in large gatherings. We can share it through our words, our actions, and our example.
Here are a few tips for sharing the gospel:
- Be intentional. Don’t wait for people to come to you. Go to them.
- Be prepared. Know what you want to say ahead of time.
- Be clear and concise. The gospel is simple, but it can be difficult to explain in a complex way.
- Be personal. Share the gospel from your own heart and experience.
- Be prayerful. Ask God to help you share the gospel in a way that will be understood and received.
Here are some examples of how to share the gospel in everyday situations:
- You are talking to a friend or neighbor who is going through a difficult time. You can tell them that God loves them and that he wants to help them through their situation. You can also share the gospel with them and explain how they can have a relationship with God.
- You are meeting someone new at work or at a social event. You can ask them about their life and share a little bit about your own life. You can also talk to them about your faith and invite them to church.
- You are seeing someone in need. You can offer to help them and show them the love of Christ. You can also talk to them about the gospel and explain how they can have a relationship with God.
The most important thing is that we share the gospel with others. The souls of men are more valuable than anything else in the world.
Let’s be like Jesus and break down barriers to reach people with the gospel. Let’s be willing to go outside of our comfort zone and do whatever it takes to share the good news of Jesus Christ.
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