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Loving Your Neighbor

EvangelismIf you’ve been a Christian for a while, you’ve probably had the desire to tell someone about Jesus Christ. This is normal, since God gives His children the desire to do His will. In Matthew 22, a lawyer asked Jesus…

36 “Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?”
37 And He said to him, “ ‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.’
38 “This is the great and foremost commandment.
39 “The second is like it, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’
40 “On these two commandments depend the whole Law and the Prophets.”

Most of us don’t have a problem loving God. We read His Word, pray, sing worship songs, and even show up to church on time. In general, we live our lives in a way that is showing love to the God who created us and saved us. When it comes to loving our neighbor however, it can be difficult.

The most loving thing you can do for your neighbor
is to tell them about Jesus Christ.

Most of us at Faith Bible Church know enough about the Bible to explain the gospel of Jesus Christ, yet we don’t talk much about Jesus to the unbelievers around us. There are many reasons for this.

For me, it had to do with fear. Fear of what other people would think of me, fear of not being able to answer a question, fear of rejection, and on and on. I became a Christian in 1992 and didn’t share my faith much at all until 2009. Then I learned some biblical principles and was given practical advice that changed everything. Now I explain the gospel to strangers on a regular basis. The fear still comes and goes, but it no longer stops me from preaching the gospel.

Do you have the desire to preach the gospel? Not everyone is called to preach on a street corner, but wouldn’t you like to get past your fear (and possibly your complacency)?

An Evangelism equipping class begins on September 15 at FBC during the first service. Come learn how to love your neighbor!

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