Category Archives: Spreading the Gospel

What is the Gospel!

the gospel

Photo Credit to James Best

I just got out of my small group session that I go to every so often at first I was debating on if I was going to go to it or not but now I’m glad I went. Instead of the usual manuscripting of the scriptures  we usually do we did something different we discuss what does the Gospel really mean. We watched a video that really told the reality of the impact of what the Gospel is. I’m not going to explain the video because I want you to view it for yourselves down below and actually feel the impact for yourselves.

We Sometimes Forget 

I know when I was watching the video the main thing that caught my attention was the Father’s reaction to making the decision to sacrifice his son to save the many people on the train. How distraught he was and how miserable he felt making such a decision even though he knew that was the decision he had to make! When we christians go over the story of Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection. I believe we christians at times could forget that the God the Father suffered through this also that he was the one who had to make the sacrifice to give his son to save us. Even though he knew he was going to raise from the dead he still suffered through this ordeal. Also we christians at times could forget how much suffering Jesus had to go through during his death. We go over the story and think it was a piece of cake for Jesus to do that, no it wasn’t he got ridiculed, crowned with spikes, whipped, and nailed to the cross to save our souls! What Jesus went through was horrific suffering but he did it to save you and me!

Do you Know What it Means to be Saved?

In our small group the leader told a story. She said she was in church the other day and an old man got up and asked everybody in the church to raise their hands if they where saved. Everybody in the church was confused because of course they where saved. When they raised their hands he then asks the question, do you know what it means to be saved, because if you do then why aren’t some of you spreading the Gospel to people like you should. If you truly know the impact of what the Gospel is why aren’t some of you eager to spread the Gospel every opportunity you get. This woke me up, because I may be spreading the Gospel through my Youtube channel, through my Podcast, and also through my blog, the one thing I have been lacking on I can admit is spreading it in person pray for me. I would have opportunities but I would hold back because I forgot how much of an impact the Gospel really is. I would forget how serious it was to spread it, how much pain Jesus and God the Father went through to just give us life. How we should tell people this story so they could know why they are here today. Is that you are you a christian who forgot the impact of the story of the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus. If that is you I just want you to write down on a piece of paper what you are going to do about it now. Put it in a place that you know you will look at everyday so you would never forget how important it is to spread this Gospel.

Knowledge Isn’t Enough for Believing!

Knowledge isn't enough

Knowledge Isn’t King!

Over the past weekend God reminded me of something. Even though I have been hearing this message over and over again I always seem to forget that “knowledge isn’t enough for believing”. Don’t get me wrong I do believe that you need to have knowledge of knowing why you believe for Peter says in 1 Peter 3:15 always be ready to give an answer/defense for your belief in Christ. But knowledge isn’t King if that was so then Jesus would of choose the scribes and pharisees to be his disciples instead of the fishermen and tax collectors.

Having the Knowledge Doesn’t mean I Believe

Having knowledge of something doesn’t necessary means that I believe in the knowledge I obtained.  Something outside that knowledge has to come into the mix in order for me to believe the knowledge that I obtained. For example in almost every history class in america, I hope; we learn about the civil rights movement. Now I obtained knowledge in my history class through the teacher’s lesson plan and text books about the civil rights movement, but something else has to come into play in order for me to believe that the civil rights movement actually happened. For example a testimony from somebody from it’s time, or a recording from that time period, or an actual video clip from that time period that depicted what happened during the civil rights movement.  Just something outside of the knowledge and rational of the text books we use to learn about it has to come into play in order for me to believe that the civil rights movement actually happened, (on the record I just want to say that I do believe the civil rights movement actually happened I just used it as an example).

God Needs to be in the Mix

In the case of Christianity that outside something is God, God is in the mix of our belief in him. God is that something outside our book knowledge that allows us to believe in him. When we as Christians share the good news with people we have to keep in mind that “knowledge isn’t enough”, it’s not enough to make that person believe in what you are saying just by giving them knowledge about Jesus Christ, an outside force has to come into play. So when we share the good news we have to invite God into the mix in the beginning of the conversation, middle, or end God has to be somewhere in that conversation. When sharing the gospel to a person who doesn’t know Jesus, just ask them at the beginning, middle, or end (depending on how the conversation goes you can decide when) if you can pray for them. They may give you a strange look, they may hesitate to say no, but if they don’t say no just do it. By doing this you are allowing God to be in the mix, by you doing this you are opening the door for God to show himself to that person so they could believe in him. Also if that person do say no just keep them in mind in your prayers and God will work through them.