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The Great News Everyone Should Know

Pastor Christian Alix


Isn’t it amazing that we will not have trouble sharing the greatest news of all time?  Will a doctor not want to tell his cancer patient that the biopsy result is negative?  Or someone who just won an Olympic gold medal would keep everything secret to his countrymen?  Would a loving mother who just delivered a baby not want to make it known to everybody around her?


So why is it that even we have the best news in the world still we are so shy and slow to tell it to others?  Most of the time, our problem may be a long list of excuses.  Perhaps we don’t know the gospel well enough or maybe we think it is someone else’s job.  It is the work of the Pastor or missionary, or the common excuse which goes like this: “Uhm, I fear that people will reject me, I’m sure they will not accept the gospel message.  I haven’t memorized verses, and even if I do, they will tag me as too religious… Oh no, I will be an outcast! ” and so we keep our mouth shut.  But you know what?  Maybe it can be as serious as – the lack of love to God and compassion to others.


I think most of the time, the very reason we don’t evangelize is because we forget the heart of the message we bear.  We forget that it is the Lord’s will and pleasure to make His gospel known.  Jesus wants sinners to be saved.  “He came to seek and to save that which was lost!” (Luke 19:10, Romans 5:8, Ephesians 2:4-6).  In fact, the whole heavens rejoice over one sinner that repents (Luke 15:7, 10).  So, we are not surprised to find through the book of Acts – the early church, many believers evangelized diligently from house to house telling the good news about the Lord Jesus (Acts 8:1-4, Acts 11:19-21.  It is crystal clear in the bible that we are commanded to love others.  It is an important part of the greatest commandment (Matthew 22:37-39).  We preach Jesus because we care about the people.  We want them to experience the real joy in the presence of our Savior.  We must understand that there is NO other way for them to experience eternal life, the forgiveness of sin and the deliverance from the penalty of hell.  Therefore, there should be a great emphasis to point them to the finished work of Christ on the cross; the only way to be saved is by trusting Jesus (Romans 10:9, 13).


So now, the challenge for all of us is, “How then shall they call on Him in whom they have not believed?  And how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard?  How shall they hear without a preacher?” (Romans 10:14)


“So then faith cometh by hearing and hearing the word of God.” (Romans 10:17)


They need to hear it from us, press on till He comes!

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