“What is salvation?”
“Salvation is being saved from something that could potentially harm us.”
“What has Jesus saved us from?”
“ Yes, do you know how the Bible describes it? Close your eyes and tell me what do you see?”
“We see darkness.”
“ The Bible tells us there will be darkness and gnashing of teeth.” “Can you imagine this?”
“How does this make you feel?”
“How sad are you?”
Are our hearts broken for those who do not know Jesus and have never heard the gospel? Does our sadness compel us to share the gospel with others, or live a life on mission, regardless of the cost?
Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, as the very end fo the age.
When we decided to follow Jesus, we signed up to take the gospel to our family, friends, neighbors, and strangers. The gift of salvation is free and must freely be shared.
If I can be honest, sharing the gospel is definitely something I need to be more eager and intentional about doing. Often, we’ll share the latest sale, or the latest APP, but we fail at sharing the gift of salvation.
What stops us?
There are a plethora of reasons… but the one most likely to be the culprit is “fear.”
2 Timothy 1:7 reminds us that we have not been given the spirit of fear but of power, love and a sound mind.
Our sadness must outweigh our fear. Do you remember when you were hopeless and the gospel brought you hope?
Not feeling worthy of love, yet learning that God who is perfect, loved me who is imperfect, enough to send His only begotten Son, Jesus, to die on the cross for my sins that I could be made righteous.
For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.
2 Corinthians 5:21
I don’t where you are with sharing the gospel with others. Maybe you share with everyone you see or maybe you avoid every and all conversation about it. To you, who share with everyone— keep sharing! To you, who avoid sharing the gospel at all cost— I believe that as you read this, you may have thought of many loved ones who have yet to hear the gospel, start there.
(a dialogue between a mother and her children; real talk for real times)