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Romans 10: 14-15
14 How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them?
15 And how can they preach unless they are sent? As it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!”
You know one thing I always notice about shows like the Academy Awards? It’s all the people the winners thank. You know, winner of best actress gets up there and says I want to thank all these people, and they get out a piece of paper with long list of names on it. They’re thanking their friends, their family, the director, the fellow actors, the nanny, everyone who was involved in their success.
I think it’s really interesting how many people are involved in just one person’s success. The spread of the Gospel is really very similar. Paul, in Romans, Chapter 10, talks about how important it is that people have the Gospel preached to them. He says, “People aren’t going to be saved unless someone tells them about Jesus…” A second point he makes is this; no one is going to be able to hear the Gospel unless we send people out. This all seems to make sense; but we don’t always realize how important a role the everyday person (you and me) has to play in this.
See, we think the only people spreading the Gospel are the missionaries or the pastors or some other prominent Christian figure. And I absolutely praise God for these people. But, just like the actor winning the award, those pastors, missionaries, or whoever didn’t get there on their own. The Gospel doesn’t get sent out unless people generously support it. It’s so important for people to realize that their support of Gospel work is absolutely essential in the work of the Kingdom. When you are willing to be generous in participating with God in His work, no matter its form, you play an important role. You may not be the one preaching, but, in the spread of God’s gospel, your generosity plays an indispensable role.
Today’s Generosity Challenge:
Do you know that only about two percent of all Christians have ever shared the Gospel with another person! How can we love our generous Lord without telling others? Are we not enthusiastic, thankful and overjoyed? Your task today is to find one person and share Christ with them, verbally, intentionally and in love. Now, write down their response below.
About Michael Stickler
Mike is an author, radio host, and a highly sought after motivational speaker. His best-selling book, A Journey to Generosity, is widely acclaimed throughout the Christian community. He is the publisher of Generous Living Magazine and writes for the Christian Post, 'A Generous Life' column.
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