From Pastor Gary....
Faith comes by hearing, and hearing through the world of Christ. (Romans 10:17).
The Holy Spirit works where the Word is proclaimed. It is through the Word of God, through the Gospel message, that the Holy Spirit draws people to Christ, working saving faith in their hearts. Without the Gospel being shared, there is no hope of salvation. When you and I share the good news of what God has done through Christ, the Word goes out.
What would hinder us from sharing the Gospel with others? Perhaps fear of rejection or feeling inadequate. But we must remember, salvation is God’s work. We need not be great orators or seminary trained to share the Gospel. Paul kept it simple. He wrote, “For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and him crucified” (1 Corinthians 2: 2). We share Christ crucified, risen, and coming again. We sow seeds, but God gives growth.
Loving Father, give us boldness to share the good news of Your salvation received through faith in Your Son, Jesus Christ. Amen.
Verse for today:
And they were filled with the Holy Spirit and continued to speak the word of God with boldness. (Acts 4:31)