“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
THE GOSPEL IS THE POWER OF GOD UNTO SALVATION
One of the most voiced concerns when visiting the churches is “unsaved loved ones.”
Is the concern real? It appears to be.
But then, only God knows the heart.
IF this concern is genuine, the big question becomes: Why?
As in “Why don’t these church-goers share the gospel with their unsaved loved ones?” After all, the gospel is the “power of God unto salvation.”
Talking with those in the churches, it’s hard to see how they could be sharing the gospel (a commandment of Jesus) when almost universally, they do not KNOW the gospel of Jesus Christ.
It’s hard to share what you do not know.
So, does the reader have an unsaved loved one?
Is the reader concerned about the eternal destination of this loved one?
THEN, share the gospel.
IF someone else offers you something “better,” TURN IT DOWN. Other gospels have a great attraction for both the workers of iniquity and the lost. Because they do not know the power of God, the saving power of the gospel of Jesus Christ is incomprehensible to them.
“For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God. For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.”
-—1 Corinthians 1:18-19
IF the reader is genuinely concerned about an unsaved love one, share the gospel.
There are no guarantees, but God makes many promises to those who are His.
“The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.”
It’s suspected that much of the chatter in the churches about “unsaved love ones” is just that: chatter. After all, IF many of the church-goers were really concerned, they would do what God commands: share the gospel.
But again, only God knows the heart.
He knows yours too.
Share the gospel.
IT’S THE POWER OF GOD UNTO SALVATION.
“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:
And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
–1 Corinthians 15:1-8
“Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints; And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel,”
“The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise.”
- Gospel of Jesus Christ: Power of Eternal Life
- Do You Know if You are Going to Heaven? Be Sure!
- Other Gospels: A Form of Godliness, No Power
- Prosperity Gospel: Self-Esteem by Another Name
- Counterfeit Churches: Do Not Know the Gospel, Can’t Preach It
- Gospel is Offensive: Gospel Offends and Saves
- Preach the Gospel: Undermining the Great Commission
- The Glorious Gospel of Jesus Christ
by Jeremiah Jameson
–with Mondo Frazier
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