Unlimited: Eager to Preach the Gospel
Apr 8, 2022 224
That is why I am so eager to preach the gospel also to you who are in Rome (Romans 1:15).
Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me (Matthew 25:40).
That’s why, since Paul considered himself a debtor to God, he also considered himself to be a debtor to every person. Paul discharges his debt by sharing the Gospel with them.
Indeed, Paul is “eager” to preach the Gospel. The core meaning of the Greek translated as “eager” is to be “ready and willing.”
We must be ready to share the Gospel. We must know what it is and what it isn’t. The world, including the Christian world, is too often confused about what the Gospel is. We must go back to the Word of God. We must go back to the Cross. We must go back to Jesus.
Paul was ready and willing to preach the Gospel, and we must be ready and willing to preach the Gospel too.
We must also be willing to share the Gospel. This implies more than just a superficial and intellectual acquaintance with it. It implies a personal experience with the transforming power of Jesus, for this is always the Gospel’s result. It is only natural to forgive when you have been forgiven. It is only natural to show grace to others when you have experienced just how much grace God has shown you. Likewise, it is the most natural think in the world to be willing, indeed eager, to share the Gospel once you have appreciated it’s power.
Why is it that so few believers seem to have a story to tell, or if they do, they are unwilling to tell it? Does that not tell you something of their spiritual experience? Are you one of those, or are you ready and willing to share the Gospel?