Can you be bothered with the gospel?

Can you be bothered with the gospel?
Acts 20:21 “I have declared to both Jews and Greeks that they must turn to God in repentance and have faith in our Lord Jesus.”
Paul in his farewell speech to the Ephesian elders says that he has preached to all. He preached to the Jews in their synagogue and then to the Greeks in the hall of Tyrannus.
He met people in their setting, in their comfort zones and preached the gospel to them.
There is no one who does not need the gospel.
Religious people need the gospel as much as unreligious people.
Paul found a way and he adapted his gospel presentation to his hearers. That took forward planning and learning.
Just because someone calls themselves Christian doesn’t mean they do not need the gospel. In Pakistan if you are a Christian it means you are not a Muslim. There are many Christians in Pakistan who need the gospel. It is the same in the UK.
The question we need to ask ourselves is this: how would I begin to take the gospel to:
Atheists, Baha’is, Buddhists, Christians, Hindu’s, Muslims, Jehovah Witnesses, Mormons, Jews, Pagans, Rastafarians, Sikhs, Spiritualists, Taiosts or the Unitarianists. I am sure the list can continue.
Where do they meet?
How do they worship and if they don’t then how do they express their philosophy?
What do they believe or what do they not believe about what you believe?
Final question! … Can you be bothered?

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s