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Preaching Jesus Christ, and Him Crucified

I go back and forth all the time with wither or not I should tell others about my evangelism efforts or just keep quiet about them. When I do tell about them it is always for 1 of 2 reasons: 1. I believe others should take part even if only by prayer. 2. When I'm feeling down and in need of a supporting word. Most times I do not tell what I'm doing for 1 of 2 reasons: 1. I do not do it to be noticed by men. 2. It seems that when I do tell no one really cares so why bother. After a conversation I had yesterday afternoon I thought that it would be good and fitting to show and explain my evangelism efforts. The above video shows and the following words explain. Yesterday there was a large family visiting our Sunday school class and church. The discussion in class was over 2 Corinthians 3:18-4:6. There was much being said in class about how we as Christians should reflect Christ into the world and how people should see Christ in us. As I often do I gave my perspective f

The Two Reasons I Preach the Gospel Publicly

Why do I go out and tell people about Jesus when the majority are obviously not even listening? Two reasons: 1. Out of love and thanksgiving for what Jesus did for me, He died in my place for my sins. 2. Out of love and concern for you, there is a coming judgment. You were created in the image of God. God is love, but you have not perfectly loved. You have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. A lawyer once asked Jesus a question, testing Him. "And He said to him, " ' You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind. ' This is the great and foremost commandment. The second is like it, ' You shall love your neighbor as yourself. ' On these two commandments depend the whole Law and the Prophets." (Mt 22:37-40 [NASB]). Have you loved God perfectly,God who knitted you together in your mother's womb and gave you life? Have you loved your neighbor as yourself, think about that, as your

God is Love

"The one who does not love does not know God, for God is love." (1 John 4:8 [NASB]). God is love, He is abounding with lovingkindness and truth. Jesus came into the world, as He told Pilate; "to testify to the truth" (Jn 18:37 [NASB]). "No one has seen God at any time. The only begotten Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, He has declared Him." (John 1:18 [NKJV]). Jesus demonstrated love, He has declared God both in word and deed. "And Jesus cried out and said, " He who believes in Me, does not believe in Me but in Him who sent Me. He who sees Me sees the One who sent Me. I have come as Light into the world, so that everyone who believes in Me will not remain in darkness." (Jn 12:44-46 [NASB]). "He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation." (Col 1:15 [NASB]). God is love, therefore, the greatest learning that a man can do is to study love in truth. "Love is patient, love is kind and is no