I had a discussion with my neighbor concerning spiritual matters yesterday and she asked me if the people I preach the gospel to get turned off. I know where she is coming from, but the answer to her question, contrarily, is that people get turned on.
We need not to be afraid to put the gospel message on our lips for after telling the good news to another (preaching the gospel to them). It puts their heart on the spot and they must decide whether or not to believe on Christ. I believe that their heart wrestles with their head, but when the heart chooses to believe the hearer becomes born of God (1 Jn 5.1). The light comes on. My experience is that most of the people to whom I preach the gospel to are turned on, not turned off. But, "...how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard and how shall they hear without a preacher (Rom 10.14)? They don't have the chance to believe if we don't tell them.
It only takes three seconds to preach the gospel (good news) that - "Christ died for our sins, he was buried, and he rose again the third day (1 Cor 15.3-4)." to another after asking them if they have heard the good news (Gospel means good news.). When told to another in person with our mouth, it allows another to believe on Christ and be saved (Jn 6.47 & Acts 16.31). "I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ for it is the power of God to save every one that believes (Rom 1.16)." Remember, "...It pleased God by the foolishness of preaching (the gospel, Mk 16.15) to save them that believe (1 Cor 1.21)." It's a no-brainer to preach the gospel once we know what it is, and we get the same results the Apostle Paul did when we tell it to others in person with our mouth as he did (Eph 6.19 & Col 4.3-4). He wrote, "... I have begotten you through the gospel (1 Cor 4.15)."
Why doesn't the so-called church teach it's people what the gospel is or how to preach it? I attended evangelical churches for thirty years and was never taught it. Their 'plan of salvation' can only be preach from a pulpit (See PLAN OF SALVATION on www.preach-the-gospel.org.). This hinders Christ's command to "Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature (Mk 16.15).
Don't be afraid that preaching the gospel to another will turn them off. Preaching the gospel turns people on when we tell it to them in person with our mouth (See LIFE AND DEATH on www.preach-the-gospel.org.).
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