The gospel is the good news that Jesus Christ, the Son of God, died for our sins and rose again, eternally triumphant over his enemies, so that there is now no condemnation for those who believe, but only everlasting joy. That’s the gospel.
Hope in the Power of God
The hope for the most hardened sinner in any of our lives is this: God can save. God can stop them in their tracks, take out the heart of stone, and put in a new heart. Conversion does not ultimately depend on me, nor is it limited by the hardness of the unbeliever. This is one of the most liberating truths for evangelism.
- The best way to taste the power of God is to venture something on it. So one of the best ways to experience the gospel’s power is to give it away. “Whoever loses his life for my sake and the gospel’s will save it” (Mark 8:35)
God’s vision for the church has always comprised a global body of believers proclaiming the gospel on every continent and in every corner of the world. We have the great privilege of living in a time when that vision is becoming a beautiful reality.
Our joy reaches its fullest extent only when it is compounded by the joy of seeing others share in it with us. Our goal in evangelism is to be God’s instruments in creating new people who delight in God through Jesus Christ and who thus bring us great joy.