Monday, May 28, 2012

THE GOSPEL & giving answer

"Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth." ~ 2 Timothy 2:15
The Gospel of Jesus Christ is the single greatest treasure in our universe. As Christians sold out for the Gospel, it is our God called responsibility to, as clearly and adequately as we are able to present the Gospel to our World, completely and correctly. Certainly we don't require a doctorate in theology to do so, but as God's Word calls us, we must be prepared to teach and disciple.

I feel very strongly about the importance of receptor based communication of the Gospel. That is to say, teaching the Gospel in such a way that the Biblical truth is understood as clearly by those learning as it is intended to be communicated by those teaching. Over the course of the past several months I have written a series of articles that talk about just what it means to be prepared to disciple and to teach clearly and completely. It is important to always keep in mind that God is sovereign and He can certainly work for His Glory in all kinds of circumstances and through various means of evangelism. No matter how well prepared we may feel, we are babbling infants compared to God and His Word. But there is no adequate excuse for not doing the work we are called to as Christians (Luke 14:12-24), and we should do everything we can, using our gifts, talents, abilities and resources, to give our very best to Him; in our time, in our study and in our relationships.

Communication is about communicating.
"But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts, and always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you, with meekness and fear;"
I Peter 3:15
The following articles are most efficiently read in order;
THE GOSPEL & easy believeism
THE GOSPEL & the altar call
THE GOSPEL & the sinners prayer
THE GOSPEL & Biblical worldview
THE GOSPEL & chronological teaching
THE GOSPEL & proselytizing
THE GOSPEL & animism
THE GOSPEL & false conversions

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