The Great Commission has become The Great Omission. We have not done a good job reaching others for the cause of Christ. “Only a small fraction of the church actively shares the faith with the lost. Less than 1 in 10 will share their faith with at least one other person in a lifetime. Only 1 in 20 will ever lead someone to faith in Christ during their life” (Wellman). What keeps us from sharing our faith? In a nutshell, we have made the gospel about us. We have allowed fear to overtake our thoughts. For God have not given you the spirit of fear but of power, love, and a sound mind (2 Timothy 1:7). We have an arsenal of excuses, but each one is self-centered in nature. I do not like confrontation, I do not know the Word like I should, I do not want them to reject me, I do not and the list continues with one I do not after another, but what if we did. What if we were bold and began to share our faith with others? What if we found an approach that removed us from the presentation? What would be our excuse then? We do not care enough about the souls of men to share the gospel. We make it hard and awkward without trying. We have our promise of salvation through Jesus Christ, but we will not take the time to make an eternal difference in the life of another. Over the years, I have had the oppo...
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...on sharing the gospel. The world needs what I have, and I have Jesus. My anticipation for the Lord’s return is elevated. I have read the book of Revelation multiple times, but this time was more informative. It is easy to be excited when the instructor is an expert in eschatology and end time events. I did not want to take this class because I was like most Christians. It was too difficult to fully understand. It has been the best material and course to date. This study has been a fresh anointing with a deeper understanding of my Savior’s love for me. The lyrics to an old red book hymnal press through my lips as I reflect on this study: What a day that will be when my Jesus I shall see, and I look upon his face, the one who saved me by his grace; when he takes me by the hand and leads me through the promised land, what a day, glorious day that will be. Amen.
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