1 Corinthians 9:22 – ” “To the weak, I became weak so that I may reach the weak. I become all things to all people. So that by all possible means I might save some.”
Hey, this is Greg Stier with Dare to Share. And I am so excited to share with you today, from the words of the Apostle Paul in 1 Corinthians 9:22, where he writes to the Corinthian believers: “To the weak, I became weak so that I may reach the weak”. Then he writes: “I become all things to all people. So that by all possible means I might save some”.
I love that phrase “by all possible means’. And as we think about going during this “GO” month, “Go Movement” with the Gospel of Christ, we need to use every means necessary. You know, I’ve shared the Gospel by just asking people: “Hey, how can I pray for you?” And “How are you holding up during the pandemic?” “How can I pray for you?” And then boom, dive into a Gospel conversation.
Today, I was talking to a server, I’m here at a hotel, was talking to a server about you know, kind of the day, how their day was going, how long they’ve been here and moved right into a Gospel conversation -do you guys have any spiritual beliefs …whatsoever and all of a sudden, we’re in a gospel conversation. Other times I use the Life in Six Words app, I show them the app and I say, “Hey, if you were to describe your life in six words, what would they be?” They choose six words out of 14. I say, “Why did you choose those words?” They tell me their story and we’re in a conversation.
The other day I was doing dog park evangelism. There was a family with a dog. I said, “What kind of dog is that?” And all of a sudden we’re talking about the dog and soon we’re talking about God. All possible means! Maybe use a Gospel tract, maybe use the bridge illustration on a piece of paper. Listen, choose your tool and go for it. Engage people, out loud, with words.
Maybe you’ve heard that St. Francis of Assisi quote:” Preach the Gospel, if necessary, use words.” I’ve adjusted it some: “Preach the Gospel, It’s necessary. Use words.” Of course, we want to preach it with our lives, but we also got to communicate it with our lips, by all possible means. God wants to use you to reach those around you with the good news of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Let me pray for you.
Father, just infuse this audience with wisdom and divine power and confidence to open their mouth boldly and fearlessly, make known the mystery of the Gospel by all possible means. In Jesus name, we pray. Amen.
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