Thursday, February 5, 2009
Brian was playing at Fuel last night, and I usually head over to the main sanctuary after they get done with the worship set. Something made me stay last night to hear the message. I'm glad I stayed because Pastor Josh Turner was so in their face... he was in my face, too!
Josh spoke about evangelism. Specifically, he taught from Romans 10:14-15. It goes like this:
14 But how can they call on him to save them unless they believe in him? And how can they believe in him if they have never heard about him? And how can they hear about him unless someone tells them? 15 And how will anyone go and tell them without being sent? That is why the Scriptures say, “How beautiful are the feet of messengers who bring good news!”
That's a pretty powerful set of verses. "How can they?" I kept hearing that. "How can they?" Well... they can't. That's our job. It's our job to tell them. Josh pointed out, it's not our job to have all the answers. We end up not telling our friends about our relationship with Jesus because we are afraid we won't have the answers to their questions. THAT'S OK! We don't have to have all the answers. If that was the case, their would be even less Christians on this planet. We just need to share what God has done in our lives. That's the one thing that we know and we know well. We use that as our foundation to share Jesus with others.
What if we don't share Jesus? It's easy, and maybe even comforting for us to think, "Someone else will tell them about Jesus". But, what if we get to Heaven and we find out that we were it? That there wasn't anyone else?
If we love our friends, we need to make sure they are aware that there know that there is another path than just "down". We need to share with them Jesus with loving words. We need to be their for them when they need us. We don't have to have the answers. If we do our part and share with them Jesus, then God can do the rest.
They can not believe, if they have not heard...