FRIDAY July 20, 2018
Sharing the Gospel
In Acts 1:8, Jesus Christ spoke His last words on earth to His disciples, and really to us. His words are words of vision because through the Holy Spirit coming upon His disciples, they would begin to do a great work in reaching the world for Christ. It is important to understand that in one sense, the book of Acts does not have an ending. We are people of the book of Acts and His works will continue from to generation to generation, until Jesus returns.
Through the power of the Holy Spirit we have the power to overcome sin, and become witnesses. The Greek word for power is dynamis meaning “might.” It is a word of action. Through the Holy Spirit’s power we can be a bold witness for Christ in our homes, at work, at school, when we go out into our neighborhoods, or wherever we travel. Witnessing does not stem from our own natural abilities; it is supernatural, through the power of the Holy Spirit working in our lives.
When I look at the Church of Jesus Christ today, I do not see the power of the Holy Spirit among many believers. As Christians become Spirit filled, other people should be getting saved through their witnessing and manner of life. As disciples, we need to go out and tell people about Jesus Christ, not always by preaching or teaching, but by being an example to them. They need to see our lives as we overcome sin and temptation. A life of obedience––that is it!
What type of witness are you being to those who need Christ?
And He [Jesus] said to them, "Go into all the world
and preach the gospel to all creation…”
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