Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Sharing What We Believe

A while back, I intended to post several devotionals my best friend and I wrote for our student choir trip. Since they were not posted as planned I have decided to post them throughout the month of February. 

I hope you are blessed through what the Lord has spoken through us about *What We Believe.*


“Has the LORD redeemed you? Then speak out! Tell others He has redeemed you from your enemies.” Psalm 107:2

Sharing the gospel is a touchy subject for some Christians—we hear it taught, but we don’t always put it to action. I know for me, the thought of sharing the gospel with a nonbeliever is sometimes scary. What if they reject me? What if I say the wrong things?

Yet, as we dig deeper into God’s Word, we see that those are petty excuses.

“And when they bring you before the synagogues and the rulers and the authorities, do not be anxious about how you should defend yourself or what you should say, for the Holy Spirit will teach you in that very hour what you ought to say.” Luke 12:11-12

Jesus is speaking to His disciples in this passage, telling them that when they come in contact with lost people, they should not fear, for the Holy Spirit will guide them in that moment in what to say. He didn’t say, “The Holy Spirit might help you,” He promised the Holy Spirit would come. When Jesus promises something, claim it!!

“To this day I have had the help that comes from God, and so I stand here testifying both to small and great, saying nothing but what the prophets and Moses said would come to pass: that the Christ must suffer and that, by being the first to rise from the dead, he would proclaim light both to our people and to the Gentiles.” Acts 26:22-23

Even Paul, a man who is often praised for his boldness, claims He could not share the gospel apart from Christ’s help. Paul goes on to say that all he does is share what he believes—that Jesus died, was buried, and rose—and the Holy Spirit does the rest.

“So shall my word be that goes out from my mouth; it shall not return to me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I purpose, and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it.” Isaiah 55:11

Say you build up the courage to share the gospel because you know the Holy Spirit will help you, but after you share what you believe, they turn you down. Might as well not even try, right? Wrong.

This is another promise of God! God promises that His Word will work in that person’s life to accomplish what He has planned… even if you don’t see the results.

As you can see, we have no excuse to say we can’t share the gospel.

In conclusion for today, let me remind you that actions speak louder than words.

A while back, my friend began a conversation with a group of unsaved girls. They talked for a while, and as they finished talking, my friend handed the girls a gospel track. They said, “We usually don’t read this kind of stuff, but because you’ve been so kind to us, we’ll read it.
People in this world are starving for the gospel. Life your life as if your actions share the gospel.

Of the passages that you read, which stood out the most?


Does this give you more of a boldness to share the gospel?

How can you apply what you’ve learned?

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