Gary Rich (8 Jan 2017)
"Sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ in 2017"

   Greetings my friends in Christ . It is now January 2017 and this New Year will be filled with lots of challenges to overcome, hopes to pray for, dreams to fulfill, daily joys to live . Many christian believers hope and pray that  Jesus will return soon, maybe even before this year is over.  That would be so exciting , since all saved christians will trade in this earthly life for an eternal heavenly life

    But - before Jesus returns for us, is there not something we should be doing before He comes for us ? You know the answer is yes. Jesus gave every christian believer a mandate - The Great Commission. To use our earthly lives for eternal value, sharing the salvation message of Jesus Christ with people all around us. I know, we all have excuses for not obeying Jesus and sharing His life-changing gospel message. Its too scary, i don't have time, i don't know how to share my faith, i work everyday, i have a house to clean, dog to walk, lawn to mow, snow to shovel, etc . Yes these are all great excuses for not doing evangelism but the problem is - they won't get anyone saved
    A scripture verse in Romans 10 tells us how we should be looking at sharing our faith :
    “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? And how shall they preach, except they be sent? As it is written, how beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of Jesus Christ, and bring glad tidings of good things!” (Romans 10:14-15)
    Friends, Its time to leave our comfort zones and our excuses and be doing the most important assignment that God has for us. Heaven is real and will last forever, and so is hell. Do you really care about the unsaved ? If you do, then do something about it and start today sharing the gospel message with your friends, neighbors, co-workers, family, etc. Ask God today to give you a passion for the lost. Ask God to empower you to do evangelism witnessing, passing out gospel tracts, sharing the salvation message with people who don't know Jesus
    Passing out gospel tracts is one easy and effective way in sharing the gospel message. There are many on-line christian ministry's that have tracts you can either purchase or tracts they will send you for free
    Soon you will be standing before Jesus at the Judgement Seat of Christ. Giving an account of how you spent your earthly life. Did you spend it on earthly goals or eternal goals ? Sharing Jesus with people is an exciting adventure. God will be with you every step of the way. He will give you lots of divine appointments if you ask Him. Go for it christians, start using your life now for God's eternal glory. You will put a big smile on your Savior's face, and be earning eternal rewards that will be waiting for you in heaven !

    have a blessed day, Gary