“Day after day, in the temple courts and from house to house, they never stopped teaching and proclaiming the good news that Jesus is the Christ.” Acts 5:42
It’s interesting that Jesus’ final command was to spread the good news of his life, ministry, death, and resurrection. My question for you is: are we obeying that command?
Remember that if we don’t tell people about Jesus, no one will know. Romans 10:14 says “How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them?”
We call ourselves Christians. We bear the name of Christ. We need to let the world know who he is. We are his representatives.
It doesn’t matter whether we want to or not. Either positively or negatively, we represent Christ. When Christians are hateful and hypocritical, Christ’s character is portrayed as hateful and hypocritical. Why aren’t there more people coming to Christ? Maybe it’s because Christians aren’t representing Christ accurately.
We need to reflect the chracter of Christ in our actions and words. The gospel shouldn’t just be something we talk about in a certain time or place. It should fill every conversation and define every deed. We don’t even have to be talking about the Bible to spread the gospel. All we have to do is let the Holy Spirit guide us to imitate the character of Christ to the glory of God.
You may say, “Oh, I’m just not called to ministry.” But you are! Your ministry may be in retail, medicine, marketing, or parenting. As long as you are in contact with other people you have every reason to spread the gospel.
If you have learned from this blog this semester, I hope you care about it enough to share it. Let your life reflect Christ and his true character.