“For in it [(the gospel)] the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith, just as it is written: The righteous will live by faith.” (Romans 1:17, CSB)
What do you do with good news? You share it! When something big happens – a milestone in your child’s life, the completion of a hard-earned degree, meeting a celebrity – you tell people. You snap a pic and post it on Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and Twitter. You may even pick up the phone to call or text that inner circle of friends. It’s big news! So you share it. How else will anyone find out?
God is banking on this relentless person-to-person transmission of the gospel (good news). It’s good news that Jesus was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, died for our sins, was resurrected on the third day, and is coming again. It’s good news because when we trust in Jesus we are forgiven and rescued from sin, and promised a future home in heaven. It’s not just good news, it’s the best news! There’s no other news that carries the same kind of eternal significance. And this news must be transmitted through the generations.
How does God expect the good news of the gospel to be transmitted through the generations? Out of faith, into faith. Person to person.
Evangelism conferences, crusades, invitations at the end of your worships service, revival meetings and Summer camps are important. But if that’s your whole evangelism strategy, you’re missing it. Sharing Christ should not be “left up to the professionals” (as if there are any). Sharing the good news about Jesus is something every believer in Christ gets to do. We do it at the lunch table, at the bowling alley, in our workplaces, on vacation, and yes, even on social media. This is God’s whole plan to saturate the world with the gospel… out of faith, into faith. Person to person.
When you do this, Christian, you are revealing God’s righteousness. You’re putting His glory and His goodness on full display. You don’t need to have all the right answers. One guy’s testimony was as simple as, “I was blind but now I see” (John 9:25). All one woman knew to say was, “come meet a man who told me everything I ever did” (John 4:29). Fumble through your words all you want. I promise when you pair the gospel message with what Jesus has done in your life personally, the result is always a win. The righteousness of God is put on full display, from your faith into someone else’s.
Tell your story. Share about Jesus. Be an active part of God’s gospel story as it passes through your generation.
Grace and Peace,