Today’s devotional: how do you preach the Gospel?

Evangelism is an obvious and central part of the Christian life. We’re called to share the good news of Jesus Christ with those around us.

Most any Christian would agree with this—but how many of us make a conscious effort to preach the Gospel as we go through our daily life? “Preaching” might mean literal preaching, but for most of us it will take a different form. Here’s an example of everyday evangelism from Our Daily Bread:

I told my doctor who is an agnostic that he should be glad God created us. Seeing a needle in his hands, I wondered, Perhaps I should keep quiet. But I added, If we are still evolving, then you wouldnt know the exact spots to place those needles. He asked, Do you really believe in God? I replied, Of course. Arent we intricately made? I was thankful for this opportunity to begin to witness to my doctor.

…Paul charged Timothy to point people to the Savior. “Preach the Word” (2 Tim. 4:2) is not addressed only to preachers, however. The word preach means to make it known. Gods people can do this over a cup of coffee or in school with friends. We can make known the good news of what God has done for us wherever, whenever, and to anyone who is open and seeking. We can let them know that God loves us and sees our hurts, failures, and weaknesses.

How do you preach the Gospel? Do you stand behind a literal pulpit as a pastor or minister? Do you “preach” through coffeehouse conversations or book discussions? In what ways do (or should) you share the Good News with the people you encounter each week?

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