Sharpening our skills to share the Good News!
|“Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God.”
-2 Corinthians 5:20
What an honor it would be if the President of the United States asked you to be his ambassador to represent him to another nation. Would you be up to the task? Jesus invites you to be His ambassador to the world! He asks us to represent our God, who is holy and loving, who is revealed in the Bible and yet still beyond our ability to understand.
Do we say yes? We must! The more we understand the fullness of the good news of the Gospel, the more we can’t help ourselves but to tell everyone (2 Corinthians 4:13“Since we have the same spirit of faith according to what has been written, “I believed, and so I spoke,” we also believe, and so we also speak,”). We are compelled both by our love for our amazing God and by the urgent need for those around us to hear about how their lives can be centered in God to find peace, joy and eternal life.
How is this done?
- I’m a Witness?—In a sense, every Christian is a witness to Jesus. We are ambassadors. Since we call on His name, we represent Him for good and ill. As Christians, we at the same time humbly confess that we sin plenty and are in need of forgiveness, and also endeavor to lead holy lives that represent Christ well.
- Why should I share my faith in Christ?—Every Cardinals Baseball fan knows that you talk about the people and subjects that matter to you. It’s only natural that Christians who have experienced the joy of forgiveness through Jesus will speak of it.
- Sharing our faith is the most important human conversation in which we can engage. The Holy Spirit uses our witness to bring others to faith in Jesus and with that faith comes eternal life! (Romans 10:14, 17“How then will they call on Him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in Him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching?”
“So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.”)