Pray, share the Gospel and pray (23 Sep 2018)

The Gospel is God’s power to save everyone who believes. Begin by praying for our loved ones, our managers, our peers, our subordinates, our customers, our clients by name. God hears our prayers. Pray that they may hear the Gospel and be saved by Him. It is God’s will for “all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth” (1Tim 2:4)

The Gospel is about Jesus Christ (“The Anointed One who saves”).
We are to pass on faithfully the Gospel message that we have received and believed (1 Cor 15:3-5).
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life” (Joh 3:16) 

Do not be ashamed of the Gospel – The Gospel is God’s power to save everyone who believes (Rom 1:16)

Salvation begins by faith in the Gospel of Christ. Pray that the Spirit may give spiritual understanding to those who have heard so that they can respond and believe. 

“So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ” (Rom 10:17).

We need to create opportunities to share the well as be alert for surprise openings.

There are many who have heard of Jesus Christ. But not the Gospel of Jesus Christ. There are also many who have vaguely heard of the Name of Jesus Christ. So each time you dress up and go out for work or for any vacation trip, remember to put on “the whole armor of God,” and be ready to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ and of Jesus Christ. God saved us so that we can grow in the Word of God and be sent by Him to share the Gospel. When we are grateful to God for His great salvation, we will be motivated to share the Gospel. 

“Let the redeemed of the LORD say so, whom he has redeemed from trouble (Ps 107:2).

The Gospel is the power of God for salvation

The Holy Spirit gives us boldness to share the Gospel. There should be a response from everyone who hears the Gospel. The Holy Spirit will convict and convert. He will convict the world concerning sin and righteousness and judgment (John 16:8). Convicting of sins and converting of the soul is not our work.

We should help to clarify the truths of the Gospel. Understand their reservations and inhibitions to believe. Explain with gentleness and grace. And as the Spirit leads, ask the BIG question, “Do you believe?” We ought to respect the hearers’ free will to believe or not to believe.

After we have shared the Gospel, we should also pray. We pray that God continues to work on those who have heard the Gospel.

When fishing men for Christ, we need much patience. Going fishing without getting a bite or a catch is normal for a fisherman who has only a line, a hook and a bait (Matt 4:19; Mark 1:17; Lk 5:10).

“Follow me, and I will make you become fishers of men” (Mark 1:17).

The first pre-requisite for Christ’s fishermen is to follow Him. To follow Him is to learn from Him, to be taught by the Holy Spirit spiritual truths from the Bible. In the process of learning the truths and obeying them, and through many “fishing trips,” He will make you become fishers of men.


Elder Yoong Yuen Soo