February 02, 2023
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!
Notice that their gospel witness contained six simple facts presented without fanfare or fancy speech.
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?
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