THE SIX MOST POWERFUL FACTS IN THE WORLD

February 02, 2023

THE SIX MOST POWERFUL FACTS IN THE WORLD

 

The world is filled with millions of facts that we can know and share. There's tons of trivia. But what happens when we tell someone the simple truths about Christ? It can change people forever, just like it changed us!

THE EARLY CHURCH’S SIMPLE WITNESS

Four times in Acts 2, 3, 4, and 5, we have the record of what the apostles shared with people who had not yet believed in Christ. (Acts 2:22-36; 3:12-26; 4:8-12; 5:30-32). The simple facts of the gospel are shared by the early members of the fledgling church, and the facts are identical in each telling. The whole presentation is usually shared in a short paragraph. The Acts 5 account is only THREE SENTENCES!

      “The God of our fathers raised up Jesus, whom you had put to death by hanging Him on a cross.
         He is the one whom God exalted to His right hand as a Prince and a Savior, to grant repentance to Israel, and forgiveness of sins.
         And we are witnesses of these things; and so is the Holy Spirit, whom God has given to those who obey Him.” (Acts 5:30-32)

 

Notice that their gospel witness contained six simple facts presented without fanfare or fancy speech.

  1. You put Christ to death.
  2. God raised Him from the dead.
  3. God exalted Him to His right hand as the Savior.
  4. He is granting repentance and forgiveness of sins.
  5. The Holy Spirit is given to all who obey Him.
  6. We are eyewitnesses of these things.

This is the only thing that we need to tell others too! Even the final point, #6, can be proclaimed by us also. We were not eyewitnesses of the resurrected Christ exactly as these men were. But we have had a personal encounter with Christ! We have seen Him and know Him personally (and they can too!)

We can’t improve on these three sentences and dare not add to them. We must believe that we can share the facts simply and boldly and let the Holy Spirit do His work in those who hear.

Be bold about the gospel. It has changed your life and can transform others forever. Why would we withhold these life-transforming truths?

  1. We’re all sinful and guilty.
  2. Christ came to die for our sins, and He is alive now!
  3. He is the only Savior, and He can save anyone!
  4. We must have a change of mind (repent) and come to Him for forgiveness.
  5. He will come to live in us by His Spirit, changing us and giving us the power to live.
  6. It happened to me, and it can happen to you!

 





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