“Knowing, then, the fear of the Lord, we persuade people.” (2 Corinthians 5:11)
Easter is a week that ought to fan the flames of our evangelism. Paul’s words in 2 Corinthians 5:11 give us two words to guide our tactics in sharing the Gospel.
The first word is Persuasive—Don’t be afraid to be persuasive. Before the Apostle Paul died he had opportunity to present the Gospel to governors and kings. Once, someone named King Agrippa asked Paul “Are you going to persuade me to become a Christian so easily?” Paul answered, “I wish before God that whether easily or with difficulty, not only you but all who listen to me today might become as I am.” (Acts 26:28-29)
The second word is Partnerships—All throughout this passage is the plural pronoun “we.” This is the task as individuals, but this is the task of the Church. This is the task of Conventions of churches, like the Louisiana Baptist Convention and the Southern Baptist Convention.
I gave our staff a God-sized task Monday morning. I challenged us to present the Gospel at least seven times this week (at least once-a-day). I challenged us that we would have to plan to do this. I challenged us that we would have to pray for the opportunity to do this.
Who else will join us?
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