Cross the Religious and Cultural Divide – Share Jesus (18 Aug 2019)

Go and plant Gospel seeds around you today. When going, remember that you are being sent. Going denotes elements of self-effort and initiative. The truth is, we are being sent. We are approved and appointed by the King of Kings to be Christ’s ambassadors (2 Cor 5: 20). What a privilege!!

While we may not be qualified to represent Singapore in the Olympics or be our nation’s ambassador in another country, we however, have a much higher calling and purpose. God has entrusted to us the ministry of reconciliation – to implore men and women everywhere to be reconciled to God. Have you experienced the liberating, transforming power of the Gospel? Don’t hoard the good news to yourself, share it with others. We need to bring the Gospel of light to those who sit in darkness and hopelessness urgently, before the harvest season is over.

The Master has sent you and He promised to be with you daily as you engage in His Kingdom’s business. Empowered by the Holy Spirit, we need to take the message of our King to the ‘ends of the earth’, Acts 1:8.

We’ve heard a lot of sermons on this already. We know what God requires of us. We probably do not need another sermon to make us feel lousy. It is not a ‘head issue’ but a ‘heart issue’. Our hearts are dull and slow to respond. We rationalize a lot – there are a lot of considerations; there are sacrifices to be made; others can do the job better; they have the time and charisma, we do not. And so, we justify our inactions. Do not be mistaken, God has sent you, yes you and me!

Don’t be afraid to step out, there is always a first time for everything. Join a group that is actively doing outreach. Work alongside them, learn from them. Study God’s word diligently. Spend time with the King, learn from Him. Support BC’s outreach events.

Step out in faith today. Proclaim the Gospel, demonstrate the Gospel. If not now, when?

Colossians  4: 3-6 ‘At the same time, pray also for us, that God may open to us a door for the word, to declare the mystery of Christ, on account of which I am in prison – that I may make it clear, which is how I ought to speak. Walk in wisdom toward outsiders, making the best use of the time. Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person’.

 

Teo Soke Fung