Often we hear about and are encouraged to preach the good news of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, which assures God’s gift of eternal life to all who believe in Him, but the Gospel is not merely meant to be preached. There is absolutely no doubt that those who believe in Jesus Christ as their Lord and Master are commissioned to fulfill his work of reconciling all others who have not yet believed to God, by preaching His Truth (Luke 9:60), but there is more. More than just mere declaration of the Gospel, there needs to go hand in hand, a demonstration of the Gospel. We need to keep ourselves unspotted from the world (James 1:27), being in the world yet apart from it. We must live our lives in such a manner, that those who see us will glorify God the Father, who is in heaven (Matthew 5:16).
The Gospel of Jesus Christ is not merely meant to be preached, but to be proved! It is not merely meant to be declared, but to be demonstrated.
Point(s) to ponder:
- Are you/I preaching (declaring) the Gospel of Jesus Christ?
- Are you/I proving (demonstrating) the Gospel of Jesus Christ?
Luke 9:60 (KJV)
60 Jesus said unto him, Let the dead bury their dead: but go thou and preach the kingdom of God
Matthew 5:16 (KJV)
16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
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