When we receive good news, what is the first thing we do? Do we just sit back and keep it to ourselves thinking that someone will eventually just figure it out? I don’t think so. Well, there are some cases where we do keep it a secret such as a new baby but in the majority of all cases, we run and tell people all about it.
A simple scroll through your Facebook feed will show you that many people are excited about sports, trips, and their jobs. There are many people who constantly go-live when their business releases a new product and they want everyone to find out. They don’t just sit back and wait for people to figure out their new, awesome product. Once they get the news, they go straight to the news feeds to let everyone know about it. Why? Because it is awesome news!
How come when it comes to sharing the news of Jesus, we tend to shy away from it? We aren’t afraid to show people what new products we have or how one of our kids hit a home run in baseball but we tend to keep silent when spreading the news that God has done for us.
There are multiple scriptures telling us that we need to go and spread God’s Word. He is very clear about it. Mark 16:15 tells us to go into all the world and preach the gospel. Again, in Matthew 28, it tells us to go make disciples in all nations. If we are to follow God’s commands, shouldn’t we be sharing his Good News in every way possible?
Social media has become the ultimate communication source over the past decade. People will give excuses that they cannot afford to travel and spread God’s word. With social media, you can reach the world and not spend a penny.
One of the problems with the church today is that we don’t have enough people sharing the news of Jesus. We have many sharing the news of other things but none of those will get you to Heaven. I’m going to extend a challenge that Brad Harrub made last night at a gospel meeting we were attending. For the next 30 days, try to talk to as many people as you can about Christ and what He has done for you.
God is Good…