“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God.All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life; and the life was the light of men. And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not. There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe. He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light. That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world. He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not.” John 1:10
“I have made the earth, the man and the beast that are upon the ground, by my great power and by my outstretched arm, and have given it unto whom it seemed meet unto me.” — Jeremiah 27:5 KJV
The Gospel message is getting a little lost these days with all the attention being paid to the pandemic, and a lot of people have lost track of the fact that it is all about Jesus.
“When Christ who is our life appears, then you also will appear with Him in glory.” (Colossians 3:4)
Ask random people what Jesus means to them, and you are likely to wait a long time until you hear anything about Jesus or the cross. Our message, from beginning to end, is Jesus. Who He was, who He is, what He said, what He did, and what He is going to do.
“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16)
We need to have a Jesus movement right now in the middle of the pandemic. Everything needs to focus on Jesus. We have an ideological society that has rejected religion and the institutional church. Right now, the church is online in their homes, live on Facebook, YouTube, and Vimeo. Everyone needs a savior, and Jesus needs to be the central figure in all of this.
“If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” (1 John 1:9)
Our message is all about a person, and our mission is to share that person with the world. God made us belong to Him; we wandered away; Jesus is the way back.
Our society right now needs this personal message. That is non-threatening. That is all about a meaningful relationship with God that comes to someone by way of a meaningful relationship with them. There is not a lot of baggage here. There is not a better time in our lifetime than right now to share this message.
“For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 6:23)
Our primary concern should be to introduce ourselves to people and in doing so, to introduce them to Jesus, because, as far as we are concerned, that is who it is all about. The best part is you do not have to leave your house to do it.
“And He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.” (Mark 16:15)
Jesus came to save us, unite us, and teach us to love one another. It is that simple. You can think of two-three people right now who need the Good News of the Gospel. It is as easy as inviting them to receive this daily devotion.
Who will you share Jesus with today?
“Heavenly Father, as You are my Father, and Your Holy Spirit lives in me, I must have Your heart when it comes to the lost.
As I let my light shine for You, others will be drawn to You.
When my life is lived by Your Spirit from within, and not my emotions, then I will be able to be the witness for You.
I submit to Jesus Who is enlisting my help and asking me to live with this same passion.
I will be obedient to Your call. In Jesus’ name,
It is easy to be friends with people that are like us. You go to the gym; you make friends in the gym. You walk to the same park every weekend and chit-chat with the other people at the park. Or you start making connections over your kids’ eating habits and nap schedules and recent milestones.
“Then Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people.”(Matthew 9:35)
With Believers, it is no different. You attend church, drop your kids off in the same classroom, and settle into the same row of seats every weekend, and you are bound to feel some sort of affinity with them. Maybe you even start up a conversation. But that is simply because, as individuals, we have a need to fellowship with one another.
When we follow Jesus and get an inside perspective on His heart, we always see that He had compassion on those around Him. The people were poor and sick, confused and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd, and Jesus commanded His disciples to take the Gospel to the world.
This commandment is true today. Jesus means that the people who are not sitting next to you in church, and those who do not have a relationship with God and could care less about Him; they are the people that matter to Jesus and they should matter to us as well.
We are made to encourage and support one another, and our number one mission is for someone who is lost, and Jesus will not stop searching until He finds that lost one. As His people, Jesus is enlisting our help and asking us to live with this same passion: that we may see our neighbors, friends, colleagues, and family members who are far from Him finally come home.
Who do you know that needs God today?
Let us not take any day for granted; understanding that tomorrow is not promised until we actually arrive in it. Also, may we apprehend the fact that the Lord’s return is near. So, let our focus be selfless, purposeful, and edifying to the Lord with total essence of our being. “It’s all about him”..
“A Man Sent From God” John 1:6 A man who has worked hard for his, family, himself and his church, following the Word og God. Reminding yus through his leadership, that the task and goal is ” AlL ABOUT GOD”..
A family man, putting God first in all of his endeavors. Married with a church going and paricipating family, A man with supportive wife and kids.