Recently I attended a missions rally hosted by Salemburg Baptist Church. During the service I looked around at the crowd gathered in the sanctuary. It was a mixed crowd of young and old, male and female. People from all walks of life and life experiences. I’m certain there were many different political views represented by the large crowd.
However, we were not there to discuss politics. We were there to worship and share mission opportunities. If we believe the world is a lost and dying place and we also believe that Christ has commanded us to spread the Gospel then we should all be doing our part to respond to the command of Christ. After all, Christ teaches us through his conversation with Peter that if we love Him we will feed His sheep (John 21:17).
So what are we doing to live up to that command? Motivation will cause people to do things they may not have felt capable of doing. What motivates you? Let your motivation be love. Love covers a multitude of sins (1 Peter 4:8). There is enough sin in this world. What the world really needs is more love. So let’s get out of our comfort zones. We cannot please God without faith (Hebrews 11:6).
Where there is no risk, faith is not required. Where there is faith in action there will be risk and even bigger reward. Your past is not as important as your present and your present is not as important as your future. Begin creating a better present and future by making the decision today to share the love of Christ with others.
People need to know that Christ loves them so much that He died for them. It was His decision and it was based on love. He did not wait until we deserved forgiveness (Romans 5:8). We would never really earn or deserve forgiveness. That’s why it’s called grace (Ephesians 2:8). He paid the price for our sins in advance.
It’s the job of every believer to share the Good News. You don’t have to travel to some far away country or even to another state in order to be a witness for Christ. There are people living right here in our own communities who have never heard of the saving grace freely offered to them by Jesus Christ.
Make a decision today to share the love of Christ with at least one person this week.
Brent Hairr resides in Salemburg where he is a deacon at Freedom Baptist Church. Contact him at 910-385-8421.