"He brought them out and begged them, 'Sirs, what must I do to be saved?" They replied, 'Believe on the Lord Jesus and you will be saved, and your entire household" (Acts 16:30- 31).
One of the biggest problems we have in life is communication. We all have a tendency to filter information through our own experiences. What I say is not necessarily what you hear, and what you say may not be what I hear. This is true even in communicating the gospel.
The most joyful news ever announced is found in Luke 2:10,11:" 'Don't be afraid!' the angel said. 'I bring you the most joyful news ever announced, and it is for everyone! The Savior - yes, the Messiah, the Lord - has been born tonight in Bethlehem!'" Yet that simple message has been diluted and profaned through the centuries.
One evening, I presented this message to a very mature, intelligent layman.
"Does it make sense?" I inquired.
It was as though a light suddenly went on and, for the first time, he understood what the gospel was all about. "Of course it does," he answered.
"Would you like to receive Christ right now?"
"Of course I would. If what you say is true, I should think everyone would want to know Christ."
If Spirit-filled, trained communicators properly presented the gospel, the majority of people would want to receive Christ.
Today's Action Point
I will seek to present the good news of God's love and forgiveness through Jesus Christ in such a logical, joyful, Spirit-filled way that those who hear will want to know my wonderful Savior. And I will trust God to use me to train other Christians as well to be better communicators of the greatest news the world has ever heard.