We can be busy with many things as a church. We can put up a choir, we can feed the hungry, sit and listen in a Bible study or pray. It may seem like we are moving forward and advancing the kingdom of God. But actually, a church that is alive is a church that reaches out and touches the world for Christ. We must be going out busy with bringing souls to Christ. What must we do so that we can be a church on the go?
LIVE EXEMPLARY LIVES “Watch your life and doctrine closely. Persevere in them, because if you do, you will save both yourself and your hearers.” 1 Timothy 4:16
We must be careful how we live; we are models of Christ’s likeness on the earth. Although we are imperfect, we must continuously demonstrate a desire to change and to mature in faith. A transformed life is a powerful testimony to the saving grace of God in our lives. We must show a firm commitment to follow the Lord as a part of His church.
DO OUR HOMEWORK “But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect,” I Peter 3:15
Let us learn and prepare ourselves how we will present the gospel of Jesus to others. We must know how to explain God’s salvation plan in a simple but complete way. We can only do this by studying the Bible and by the teachings given in the church. The pastor and other spiritual leaders in the church can guide us on how to share Jesus Christ to others.
BE SENSITIVE TO OTHERS “Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth.” 1 John 3:18
As we encounter people everyday, there are times in people’s lives when they are open to God. These are times of crisis, difficulty, sickness, loss or disappointment. We must be wise in approaching people so that they will know that we care to bring them help that comes from God. People can know that God loves and cares for them through our sensitivity and concern for them.
JUST GO OUT AND TELL THEM “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth”. Acts 1:8
Finally it is just up to us to begin to share to others about Jesus. We must be prayerful in our task of evangelizing; we pray for ourselves that we may be empowered and guided by the Holy Spirit and we pray for those that we will share to, that God would prepare their heart to be open to His love and salvation.
Bro. André Canlas