Sharing the love of Jesus Christ

by Glen Jackman | Posted June 26th at 9:03pm

Woman, believe Me, the hour is coming when you will neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem, worship the Father. You worship what you do not know; we know what we worship, for salvation is of the Jews. But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him. (John 4:21–23)

When the apostle Paul stood up and preached on Mars Hill, he told his hearers that they were worshipping a Creator they did not know. They lacked understanding. Then he said, “The One whom you worship without knowing, Him I proclaim to you” (Acts 17:23).

A view of Athens from Mars Hill. Photo: Glen Jackman 2002

While we often refer to the gospel as a message, we need to understand something as Christians: in reality, preaching the person of Jesus Christ and Him crucified. We are magnifying the Saviour so that people will flee to Him for mercy, and when they do, their status changes—from His enemy to His friend. Jesus asked the woman to believe Him. While sceptics often look down on believers with disdain, we know that believing has life-changing ramifications.

If you believe that you are drinking poison cool-aid, you will stop. Beliefs govern our actions and believing the gospel changes our eternal destiny.

Today ​you and I may be with people who ignorantly believe in an idea of God. They may lack knowledge. How can you have ​the ​courage to share the truth of Jesus Christ’s love like Paul did? You must convince yourself from scripture to clarify your assurance that you have eternal salvation in Jesus Christ. Then with the same scriptures, you can share the biblical truths as did the apostles in the early days after Christ’s death and resurrection.

Father, today let me see unbelievers or confused believers through your ​loving ​eyes. Help me be prepared to share your grace with others in love that generates hope and faith.

Inspired by: Jesus in Red: 365 Meditations on the Words of Jesus


Article posted by Glen R. Jackman, founder of GraceProclaimed.org

Glen has optimized his eldership role to teach the full scope of the New Covenant of Jesus Christ without boundaries.
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