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Sharing the Gospel
We as Christians want to see the great commission of our Lord fulfilled.
Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them ina the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” (Matt 28:18-20)
What is the best way to do it?
The traditional Way. Door to Door. Person to Person. Support missions. Any way is good, do as the Lord put in your heart.
We need to pray for those that we will be ministering: When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. 37Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. 38 Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.”
Jesus did not make any distinction in who should come to work in His field. Anyone that is a newborn Christian has the obligation and command to share the Good News. tGod uses anyone who is willing to serve Him by speaking the truth in love to those who are in need. Do not let anyone look down on you because of your age, your race, your background or your gender whem you are doing the lord”s work. Our testimony should be good in speech, conduct, love, faith and purity show yourself to be an example to the believers. (I Tim. 4:12)
An evangelism project that has seen great success for the past 50 Years in Latin America has recently been introduced to India. Latin America Mission’s reports: “”Evangelism-in-Depth” was begun by the Latin America Mission using door-to-door evangelism, medical caravans and other methods that involve the entire community over a long period of time. Now, these biblical principles are being used in India. Following its introduction last year, one pastor reported a 50% increase in attendance as church members have begun sharing their faith with family and friends.
In our ministry inside Cuba we are using independent libraries to reach people. Also we are using women as our missionaries there. Male evangelists are often persecuted in Cuba, but the government authorities are soft on women and will not openly hassle them. Also, women have more openings to the homes as men usually go out to work while women stay home during the day.
We can thank God that the apostle Paul encouraged women to use and utilize all of their gifts in cooperation with other members of Christ’s body.
In Romans 16:1-5 Paul writes, I commend to you our sister Phoebe, a servant of the church in Cenchrea. I ask you to receive her in the Lord in a way worthy of the saints and to give her any help she may need from you, for she has been a great help to many people, including me. Greet Priscilla and Aquila, my fellow workers in Christ Jesus. 4They risked their lives for me. Not only I but all the churches of the Gentiles are grateful to them. Greet also the church that meets at their house.
We learn that Paul worked in great cooperation Phoebe and Priscilla in the planting and growing of many churches throughout the Gentile world.
The great violinist, Nicolo Paganini, donated his marvelous violin to Genoa — the city of his birth — but only on condition that the instrument never is played upon. It was an unfortunate condition, for it is a peculiarity of wood that as long as it is used and handled, it shows little wear. As soon as it is discarded, it begins to decay.
The violin has become worm-eaten in its beautiful case, with not value except as a relic. The moldering instrument is a reminder that a life withdrawn from all service to others loses its meaning. Bits & Pieces, June 25, 1992.
A great number of the earth’s population still has to hear of Jesus Christ. And many must accept the Lord as their Savoir. The task before the church is immense, but wonderful, and obedience to the Lord will result in creating happiness in heaven and in earth. Lucas 15:10.
We as Christians have our Jerusalem here in our own communities. The mission field starts beyond this church’s door. From here we will reach with the Gospel to the end of the earth.
The Great Commission was a compound commission. We find that it was recorded in the Gospels.
1. It was a commission to evangelize given to the members of the church. .
Mark 16:15 He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation
2. It was a commission to make disciples. Matthew 28:19 19Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,
3. It was a commission to teach. Matthew 28:20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
These basic aspects of the Great Commission will never change; the time and culture do not have influence on them. There are some other basic aspects of the missionary task that should always be fundamental in all our thoughts and missionary effort.
1. The missionary work should be a spiritual work. In the whole aspect of missionary work we can never give too big an emphasis to that the task is only ours that we forget that the results will depend on the Holy Spirit. But in the task of proclaiming the Gospel, the Spirit uses the Church and the missionaries as its agents.
2. The missionary work should be based on the Word of God. The essential context and the volume of all the aspects of the Great Commission are the teaching of the Bible, and that is centered on Jesus Christ’s redemption work.
3. The missionary work should be carried out by faith. Christianity is a religion of faith. It is through the eyes of faith that man can see God; and without the faith, no spiritual work can be carried out. Salvation is received by grace by means of faith, the Christian life one lives with and for the faith; we believe that the implications of the Gospel are for the whole humanity, this way; the missionary task is accepted by faith.
This way, we will have the security of saying that Jesus is our Lord, and that we belong to Jesus. What wonderful security when we begin our day with God, spending time reading the Bible and praying. Also give thanks to God for the salvation that the he has given to you. Every day we need to be happy in the Wonderful Grace that God has given to us through Jesus. And we should also share with others the great things that the Lord has for them. Let us pray for the missionaries that dedicate their lives to fulfill Jesus’ commandment of preaching the gospel to all creatures. Facing difficulties and dangers many times, even giving their own lives. That is the work that the Lord has called us to fulfill in the ministry of Spanish Radio & TV Mission, using the mass media and other modern resources.
Brothers and sisters to finish allow me to exhort you to stay in the way of the Lord and if you have not still accepted Jesus as your savior, today it is the day of Salvation. Don’t depart from the path to heaven; it is where only there is eternal life beside Christ and God our Father.
2 Corinthians 6:1-2 – As God’s fellow workers we urge you not to receive God’s grace in vain. 2For he says, “In the time of my favor I heard you, and in the day of salvation I helped you. I tell you, now is the time of God’s favor, now is the day of salvation.
Thank you, God bless you all! Amen.
Pastor José & Rosalía Gándara