Jesus came to Proclaim the love of the Father for mankind. His name is Beautiful, Wonderful and Counselor. In the Bible we read “Now that you have known me,” he said to them, “you will know my Father also, Jesus told the crowds. [John 14:7]
When we engage with a person who is lacking the knowledge of the Good News, we should do as Jesus did…Proclaim.
Let’s try to Proclaim the Gospel of Good News before we say what is claimed by Christianity.
We are not a “group” to join as a membership at a big box store. We are asked by the Son of God to listen to Him tell you of the Good News of the Father God who loves you and me. So, we should do the same, for example, right? [Mark7:14]
The bible is for instruction. We use it to gain His wisdom, knowledge, and understanding of God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit. It’s like this, you read the instruction manual for operating a device correctly, right? Well, it’s basically the same principle. We all turn on our smartphones or computers but we still need the manual to operate it correctly and to be productive. So, open the Word/bible and flip YOUR switch ON. Light up with the power of the Spirit! Go, Go, Go! (little humor).
It’s easy to do, try this the next time you engage someone to talk with you about Christ Jesus. Let’s proclaim more and apologize less for the Good News of the Gospel. Sometimes, we can get deeper (intellectually) than the message that we are sharing with someone (overly defending the logic of our faith). [Mark 10:27]
No worries, remember your first encounter when you came to the understanding of the Gospel? Just take it simplistically…He will do the rest. Trust Him. Share your story of His Grace in your life. Sometimes we are sent to break up the fallow ground, so others can plant, nurture and harvest. [Hosea 10:12] We are a family of believers, let’s join as one who belongs to God our Heavenly Father…not a subscription or membership. His ways are easy and light. [Matt.11:30]
As I watched this very inspiring video (link below) of this young man sharing his faith to his community’s local downtown area, it was a real eye-opener. In his case, it has one very exceptional distinction…he is lives in Jerusalem. Give a listen, it is amazing!
“I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father,
may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better.” Ephesians 1:17