How then will they call on Him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in Him of whom they have never heard?And how are they to hear without someone preaching? And how are they to preach unless they are sent? As it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!” But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Isaiah says, “Lord, who has believed what he has heard from us?” So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ. Romans 10:14–17
God’s Words through Paul are very clear. Think about this for a moment. Who shared Christ with you leading to the moment of your salvation? Maybe a pastor, parent or friend. Now, here is a harder question. Who shared Christ with them? Let’s take it one more step further. Who shared Christ with the person who led that person who led your pastor/parent/friend who led you to Christ.
Maybe you read the Bible on your own and a tract and gave your life to Jesus. Someone had to have put that tract in a place where you would take it or someone worked to have that Bible published so you could read it.
The crazy thing to think about is this, your understanding of who Jesus is and your relationship with Him is direct fruit of the original disciples of Jesus (not just the 12). They were faithful to tell others, who were faithful to tell others, who were faithful to tell you. Wow. What is even crazier to think about is generations from now, people will believe in Jesus because of people who were faithful to share the gospel with others after you told them.
I think you get where I am going with this. Now here is the point.
People hear about Jesus because somebody tells them about Him. The gospel literally means good news and good news is meant to be shared. The essence of Christianity is being a witness to Christ. We give a witness by talking and sharing about what we have seen and heard.
Here is the truth. The gospel has been given to believers so that we might take it all over the world. We have ultimately one action in living out the purpose God has given us. We glorify God by making disciples. So, the logical thing for us to do is to go where the gospel is not and tell the story of Jesus Christ. David Platt wrote, “The glory of God among the nations is the reason for which we have breath” and he is right.
One Life Opportunity
You and I live in a time where it is easier than ever in history to get a passport and as American Christians we have access to almost every country in the world. We have the opportunity to take Christ everywhere. Why not spend you life doing just that? Whether you are a teacher, firefighter, policeman, secretary, assistant, plumber or pastor you can spend your life making disciples of your neighbors and the nations.
* These devotions will continue on our Parkway App and dangerousprayers.net on at least a weekly basis. Thanks for doing this with us! We are praying that God uses them to inspire us to be about the gospel in all of our One Life! *