My message and my preaching were not with wise and persuasive words, but with a demonstration of the Spirit’s power, so that your faith might not rest on human wisdom, but on God’s power.
1 Corinthians 2:4-5
In my writing it seems I’m always searching for just the right word, the most clever and clear way of offering encouragement. I guess I feel a burden to present the truth of Scripture with freshness and beauty.
Yet God doesn’t say be eloquent. He doesn’t command us to become a wordsmith so we can share the Good News in a poetic and engaging style.
No, all the Lord asks of us is to share it. With the words we have. In the style of our personality. In the power of the Holy Spirit.
I seem to think people need me to present the Hope of the ages tied up with pretty ribbons and bows.
When all they really need is the pure, unembellished Gospel!
One God. One Lord Jesus Christ. One King. One Savior. Everything else is secondary.
After all, lasting peace is found in nothing else.
Lasting joy is found in nothing else.
Salvation is found in nothing else.
Salvation by Faith in Jesus Christ
The Good News: Every one of us sins and falls short in God’s Just eyes. But Jesus Christ loves us so much He willingly died on a cross for the forgiveness of those sins, for each one of us, no matter how nasty we deem the sin.
God raised Jesus on the third day and He reigns with the Father. Through faith in the Savior and repentance of our sins, we are made clean and righteous to be acceptable to a Holy and Just God.
Through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ, all are offered eternal life!
This is the Gospel. This is as eloquent as it needs to get.
Jesus is alive!
He will come again! And the world needs to know it.
So you and I, we can lay aside striving for the perfect word. We can quit thinking we don’t know enough. There is no more reason to delay sharing.
Spreading the Good News is as easy as opening our mouth or picking up our pen or typing on the keyboard.
Won’t you tell them?
Don’t wait for fancy words or more knowledge. Just tell them about Jesus; the Holy Spirit will do the rest.
Reflections: What keeps you from sharing the Gospel?
- Hubby going the extra mile to help get ready for Thanksgiving and to be overrun by for young men; Rach helping sprinkle Christmas cookies; Computer working again
- My mother, on her birthday: so grateful for her!; A huge day to finish up nearly all my Christmas goodies; Boys safely home from college!
- A crowd around my table again; Worshiping with the whole family (and 2 extras) tonight: such joy to fill a pew!; Remembering the gifts of the year over dinner
- Vanload safely north and back again; Sharing Thanksgiving Day with loved ones; Holding a sweet little one as he slept
- Quiet morning; Time to play with the kids, including football, Bananagrams, Clue, and Monopoly: Getting music on my phone
- Enjoying time with my family at our Christmas celebration; Great variety of food at family gatherings; Laughter and love shared
- Spending a quiet, after-the-chaotic-fun day with Mom and Dad and a few other family members; All safely back to school/home; Warm bath with lovely scents
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Yours in grace ≈