Scripture Calls Us to Share

   The Bible is filled with words of hope. God’s Word assures us that if we put our faith and trust in Jesus Christ alone, we will spend eternity with Him in Heaven. That promise gives us the hope to endure what we go through in this life. But through the Scriptures, God also gives us a purpose, a task for us to carry out here on earth – to share that hope with others. 

   Sharing the Gospel is not restricted to trained pastors and missionaries. God calls every one of us to share our faith. Matthew 10:8 reminds us, “Freely you have received; freely give.” But talking to others about our faith can be scary. We face possible ridicule or rejection. Many believers don’t share because they don’t know what to say or how to even begin a spiritual conversation. 

   Scripture reminds us what motivated Jesus. “When He saw the crowds, He had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.” (Matthew 9:36). Jesus acted out of His love for others. They desperately needed hope, and He knew that the only way they could be truly free and reconciled to God was through Him. 

   That’s good news! But in that same scripture, Jesus also turned to His disciples and said, “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few.” (v.37). Through His immeasurable grace, God chooses us as the carriers ...

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