In writing to the church at Philippi, the Apostle Paul compliments them on their participation in furthering the Gospel. Philippians 1:5 says, “because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now.”
Are you ready to get in the game?
The Bible is clear that as Christians we should be participants in sharing the Gospel, not spectators. We ought to be in the game and not on the sidelines. Matthew 28:19 says, “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations….” Acts 1:8 says, “…and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” And II Corinthians 5:20 says, “We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors…”
Are you a bench-warmer or a partner with God?
God does not need “pew warmers,” He is looking for partners (workers in the field). John 4:35 says, “…I tell you, open your eyes and look at the fields! They are ripe for harvest.” What are some ways that we can share in furthering the Gospel? Here are a few suggestions:
1. Receive the Gospel – you have to experience it before you can pass it on.
2. Pray – for the unsaved and for opportunities to share your faith
3. Give – your time, talents and treasure
4. Live – let your light shine; be a Christian example
Are you ready to tell God "Put me in coach!"
Romans 1:16 says the Gospel is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes. Part of our responsibility as Christians is to encourage people to believe and receive the Gospel of Christ. We can only accomplish this as participants (doers), and not just hearers and spectators. Let me encourage you to get off the sidelines, and get in the game. Like the John Fogerty song says, “put me in coach, I’m ready to play, today!
In His Service,
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