When many of us hear Jesus’ words “go into the world and preach the good news” we usually picture a pastor, evangelist, prophet, teacher or apostle in the traditional sense and assume this is their job.
Let’s however read 2 Corinthians 5:17-18
This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!
And all of this is a gift from God, who brought us back to himself through Christ. And God has given us this task of reconciling people to him.
According to scripture every new creature in Christ has been given a ministry of reconciliation. Not some but everyone who is born again. The question then is, how do we reconcile the world to Christ if we don’t own a church or feel called to start one? What sermons will we write and how will we get startEd? This is where people overthink it; you see, every born again believer has their own sermon. Just as every new computer comes preinstalled with an operating system, every new born again believer comes preinstalled with a testimony. This is the good news, our testimony is good news. The woman at the well in John 8 didn’t have a church, but she drew people to Christ, the man once possessed with a legion of demons in Mark 5 didn’t have a church but reached out to ten regions and made known what Christ had done. There are countless stories but the point is, all you need as a born again believer to get started is the boldness to declare your testimony. Your very conversation with people dealing with something God delivered you from is your chance to share a testimony. Your testimony has the power to build faith, give hope and bring deliverance to many.
And all you have to do is to pray to God for clarity with regards to your purpose in Him, as well as opportunities to share your testimony. Why? Because it’s the very story that will reconcile the world to Christ.
God bless you for reading.