Sharing the Message Through Love

Author: Bethany Acker — Host: Andrew StevensPosted on: January 27, 2021

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Sharing the Message Through Love

How can you share the good news of Jesus in a good way? How can you share your beliefs without sounding too pushy or judgmental? If you struggle with this, think about Jesus and the way He shared His good news. Jesus healed the sick, caring for peoples’ earthly needs to show them He had come (1) to bring forgiveness for sin and (2) to one day destroy sin’s terrible effects, including illness. His cross would bring forgiveness, and His resurrection would pave the way for the resurrection—the eternal life—of all who put their trust in Him. Think about the paralyzed man who was lowered down through the roof on a mat to see Jesus. Before Jesus healed him, He told him his sins were forgiven. In faith, the man trusted Jesus to heal him of sin and to destroy the brokenness sin causes—all in His perfect timing. Since we know we have the hope of the resurrection to eternal life, what we do in the present matters. We are called to love others like Christ loves us, caring for those inside and outside of the church (Matthew 25:34-40; Galatians 6:10; 1 John 4:19). When we share God’s love by caring for others in word and deed, people often become curious about why we are living like we are (1 Peter 3:15-16). This provides natural opportunities to share Jesus, the way to salvation from sin, brokenness, and death. • Bethany Acker • Read Galatians 6:10, Ephesians 4:15, 2 Timothy 2:23-26, and 1 Peter 3:15-16. What are some ways you can share the gospel through loving actions? What are important things to remember when you share the gospel with your words? • Who is someone you want to share the gospel with? Take some time to pray for them. Ask God to prepare both of your hearts for future conversations about this and for clear opportunities for those conversations to start. Therefore, whenever we have the opportunity, we should do good to everyone— especially to those in the family of faith. Galatians 6:10 (NLT)


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Genesis 6:5-9:17