3 September 2016 Last updated at: 5:58 AM
Devotion: The Gospel is Good News
John 3 : 17 ” For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him”
What Gospel are you spreading? If its not good news then it is not gospel. Some think that when you condemn people the you are preaching the TRUE GOSPEL but this is wrong. We dont win people to Christ condemning them. We win them by telling them what Christ did for them. By showing them the way of salvation. By preaching finished work and what God did for them. We win them through love.
To a sinner good news is showing them salvation, to a poor man good news should bring them out of poverty, to the sick good news should bring healing, to the broken hearted, the good news brings healing.
Luk 4:18-19 “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.”
Let your gospel produce liberty instead of putting people back in bondage. Quit condemning and instead show them love. Love is the centre of the gospel. If it is not out of love then its not the gospel of Jesus Christ. Nobody rejects love. When you minister with love that is TRUE GOSPEL and you win many to Jesus.
1 John 4 : 9-10″ In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him. In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.”
Confession: I will minister out of love. Preaching the good news. I quit condemning others and instead I choose to show them the way through love. In Jesus Name. Amen
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