The last two weeks I have gone to the fair several times. I sampled the fair food, viewed the many exhibits, and bought products being sold by the vendors.
Although some things have changed, one has remained the same. The proclamation of the gospel of Christ. These folks are here every year. It is their desire to see men and women get saved.
This is a big-time commitment for these ministries. They commit ten to twelve hours a day telling others about Christ.
The Great Commission instructs us to, “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.” (Matthew 28:19-20)
Paul was mentoring Timothy and gave him some advice. “Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all long suffering and doctrine.” (2 Timothy 4:2)
The message being preached is the gospel of Christ. “For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;4 And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:5 And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve:6 After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep.7 After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. 8 And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time.” (1 Corinthians 15:3-8)
So, who did God give the responsibility to proclaim the Gospel? It was to all of us! Each of us has the wonderful privilege to tell others about Jesus Christ?
You may say, “I don’t know how.” Tell them how you received Christ. Or try John 3:16-17. “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.”
The folks at the fair are committed to proclaiming Christ to others. The question is, ARE WE?
Tom Stearns, WASI Chaplain, 907 715-4001