Child Raising, Child Rearing, Family, Inspirational, Mentoring, Ministry, Modeling, Parenting

HOW DO YOU PREACH?


VERSE OF THE DAY: 1 Thessalonians 1:5

“for our gospel did not come to you in word only, but also in power and in the Holy Spirit and with full conviction; just as you know what kind of men we proved to be among you for your sake”

Notice these words spoken by Paul. Sharing the gospel isn’t just about what you share. It has to do a lot with how you share it. Paul shared it “in power and in the Holy Spirit and with full conviction.” You see, by doing this he proved who he was in Christ.

Sharing the gospel with power is important. This doesn’t mean yelling and screaming. It means with confidence, with determination. You can’t share the most powerful story ever told with meekness. And that power comes only through the Holy Spirit. Your power won’t cut it. You have to believe in its truth.

APPLICATION

How do you teach your children to share the gospel? By letting them see you do it, that’s how. You may say, “But Carl, I’m no preacher.” Didn’t say you were. But we must all tell the story. If you believe it’s true you have to. It’s our obligation to share. And your kids will watch you and learn.

Help your kids start small. Help them talk to their friends about Jesus. Teach them to tell the stories to their believing friends. They will receive it. Then they will have the confidence to share it with their lost friends. Oh, the joy of seeing others come to Christ.

With whom have you shared lately? Who are you “preaching” to? Tell it with power. Tell it in the Spirit. Tell it with conviction. Then leave the results to our Father who does the drawing.  

Lord, today allow me to share this great story with someone who needs to hear it. Lead me to those lost souls who need the gospel. I will celebrate with the angels at the result.

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