LIFE AND DEATH

"And you has he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins (Eph 2.1)."

We shared the good news today with some nurses and residents as we visited an assisted care retirement home. The neatest thing is seeing them come to life the instant they believe on Christ after we tell them the good news (God has given me discerning of spirits to see the change occur,1 Cor 12.10). Then we enjoy fellowship with them (See FAMILYSHIP on www.preach-the-gospel.org.).

We don't realize it, but we are walking around with dead people. The Apostle John wrote, "the whole world lieth in wickedness (1 Jn 5.19). In other words they are dead in their trespasses and sin as Paul the apostle wrote (Eph 2.1). Our job is to turn the world right-side up by preaching the gospel and teaching them that are alive to preach the gospel so that others will be brought to life from the dead.

Paul wrote, "He died for all, that they which live should not henceforeth live unto themselves, but unto him which died for them, and rose again (2 Cor 5.15). Notice he said "they which live". He is talking about those that have been born again into the kingdom or family of God. This conversion from death to life occurs the instant another believes on Christ after we preach the gospel to them in person with our mouth as Christ commands us to do (Eph 6.19-20 & Col 4.3-4 and Mk 16.15). In so doing we live for him that died for us and rose again (2 Cor 5.15).

We had great fellowship with the residents we preached the gospel to today and we look forward to seeing them again to encourage them to share the gospel with the others at the nursing home. It's so simple to preach the gospel. Just ask another if they have heard the good news (Gospel means good news.) and tell them - "Christ died for our sins, he was buried, and he rose the third day (1 Cor 15.3-4)." Then we can teach them that believe to do the same, thereby bringing many alive from death (Eph 2.1).

Please read one of my one-page paper each day on www.preach-the-gospel.org to receive encouragement to preach the gospel and to teach them that believe to preach it (Mk 16.15 & Mt 28.20). God bless.

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