In my most recent sermon series Living Salt and Light I pointed out that God’s plan A for evangelizing the world is you and me, the members of the Body of Christ. He has ordained each one of us into His Royal Priesthood (I Peter 2:5, 9) commissioning us to the work of intercession and proclamation. He has appointed us as His Ambassadors (II Corinthians 5:19) called to represent His interests and His message on this planet. And lastly, He has called us to be the Salt of the Earth, and the Light of the World, so that others will see our good works and be drawn to Him (Matthew 5:13-16).
This past Sunday I was sharing from the Gospels about how Jesus reached out to the lost and embraced the lost so that He could share the Good News with them. How important is it that we, His redeemed ones, share His Good News with those around us? Roman 10:14 asks the question, “How will they believe in Him whom they have not heard?”
In my reading this morning, I came across the following quote from John Wesley, “No man ever went to heaven alone; he must either find friends or make them. It is a Christian’s duty to share the blessedness that we have found.”
Everyone who has ever been saved has heard the Gospel proclaimed by someone. No one will yet be saved who has not heard the Gospel proclaimed by someone. God used someone to make the Gospel real to you. To whom will you make the Gospel real? As I stated during the Salt and Light series, there are individuals within the arena of your influence who are ready to hear you share the Gospel with them. You have already become their friend, you’ve worked with them, you have played with them, you have talked weather and politics with them. If not you, who? If not now, when?
“Conduct yourselves with wisdom towards outsiders, making the most of the opportunity. Let your speech always be with grace, as though seasoned with salt, so that you will know how to respond to each person” (Colossians 4:5-6).
“…but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you, yet with gentleness and reverence…” (I Peter 3:15).