Thursday, January 22, 2015

10 Ways To Spread The Gospel

And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, "All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:” Matthew 28:18-19

Jesus commanded his disciples to teach all nations. Christians have a responsibility while here on this earth to reach out and teach the lost, unbelievers and erring members alike. There is no retirement from being a Christian. Revelation 2:10: "be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life." Here are ten ways we can spread the gospel of Christ, help the church grow and save the lost.

10. Study God’s word. II Timothy 2:15: Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. We must first have knowledge of God’s word before we can adequately share it with others and the only way to do that is to study the Bible regularly.

9. Pray daily. 1 Peter 3:12: For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers: but the face of the Lord is against them that do evil. Prayer strengthens us and God hears the prayers of the faithful.

8. Do good and help others. 1 John 3:17; But whoso hath this world's good, and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his bowels of compassion from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him? By helping others we show God’s love.

7. Participate in and support the works of the church. Reach out to church leaders and finds ways to help with current church programs and events such as gospel meetings and mission works.

6. Invite people to come to church. It could be to regular services, for a gospel meeting, vacation Bible school or any other church event or activity.

5. Speak to people about your Christianity in person or by phone. Romans 10:14: How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher? We should always be on the lookout for opportunities to speak with people about God’s word.

4. Reach out to erring members, let them know you care about them and encourage them to repent and return to God.

3. Hand out books, tracks, flyers, DVD’s, Bibles or other materials and tell people about works of the church such as the Speaking The Truth In Love television program. We can keep Bible material with us at all times and if an opportunity presents itself, give it to someone in person or leave it somewhere that it might be found.

2. Share God’s word online. God’s word can effectively be shared on the internet. Here are a few examples:
    a. We can send emails to people in our list with articles, letters, and links to assorted Biblical content.
    b. Facebook – Create Biblical posts or like and share posts from sources such as Apologetics press, GBN, or Nettleton’s Facebook page. If every member that uses Facebook shared God’s word regularly, how many people might be reached?
    c. We can also tell people about and share YouTube and other online Bible videos from places such as World Video Bible School.

1. Be a living Christian example. Matthew 5:16: "Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven. When people see God’s light shining through us, then they will want to know more about us and who we are – Christians.

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