The Gospel is the Power of God.
Friday, April 17, 2009
For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.
1. The Gospel is the Power of God - We must realize that regardless of education, backgrounds, or how long we have been saved that we have all been called to the ministry of reconciliation or, in other words, to be a witness and lead others to Christ. If we are not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ then how would anyone know outside of the four walls of the church? When we have a revelation that the Gospel (The Word of God) is the power, then it takes all the pressure off of us and puts it on the Word and one thing is for sure that God's Word never comes back void.
2. Fear Paralyzes - 2 Timothy 1:7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and love, and of a sound mind. One of the number one reasons we see that people do not witness is because of fear. Fear is a spirit and we must resist this spirit just like you would resist a spirit of addiction, lust, anger, etc.. The number one way to overcome the fear of witnessing is to just do it and as you do, the spirit of fear will be broken and you will operate in a spirit of power, love, sound mind, and boldness.
3. Boldness - Acts 4:13 Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were unlearned and ignorant men, they marvelled; and they took knowledge of them, that they had been with Jesus. The religious order of the day called Peter and John unlearned and ignorant but the boldness by the Holy Ghost is what set them apart. They took knowledge of them that they had been with Jesus. When you hang around Jesus, you become bold in the Holy Ghost and you will be a witness and see the very things that you read about in the book of acts happen through you to a lost and dying world. Their are different levels of boldness - some start witnessing one on one, then to groups, then hoping on city busses and preaching the Gospel.
Time is short and there is a lost and dying world that is counting on you to step out of your comfort zone and operate in the power of the Holy Ghost that is already in you. You are about to embark on the greatest adventures of your life. Start Now - Download the Gospel Script below and other tools and start today!