- Example: We see this in the example of the earliest Christians: “Those who had been scattered preached the word wherever they went” (Acts 8:4, NIV). And Acts 11:19-21 tells us that all the disciples evangelized as they spread out from Jerusalem.
- Instruction: Peter instructs all of us to “be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have” (1 Peter 3:16, NIV).
- For the sake of love: If we are to love our neighbor as ourselves (Mark 12:31, James 2:8 , is there any more important way to love someone than to share the gospel with him or her?
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