This is a great article showing what it means to “Live out the Gospel”.
(PDF version here if the website ever goes down: Where are your Bibles Jesus, Kentucky and the best latte)
Like the title says:
- Be where you are – You don’t have to be on mission in a third world country. Just be where God puts you. Whether that’s in a coffee shop, a bakery, an accounting firm, a law firm, a mechanic’s shop, on the farm, in the city, or in the suburbs. And where you’re at….
- Live for Christ – show others the love of God and the seriousness of what you believe by working hard, playing hard, and praying hard. Let your light shine before mankind, don’t shove it in their faces. Why? because…
- God will stir the hearts of men (mankind) – “You do you” has become a common phrase. You only need to worry about you living out the Gospel, instead of trying to win their hearts over. I’m not saying not to preach, but what I’m saying is to be patient and rely on the Lord, because salvation only comes from Him, not your hands. Be a light in the dark, and like moths to a flame, unbelievers by God’s Will alone will come to you to find out what’s makes you different. Except this flame, the Holy Spirit, redeems and doesn’t destroy. You don’t need a soapbox or a pulpit to preach the Gospel, in fact, yelling in the street to repent will drive others away from Christ, not to Him. Follow and love God with all your heart, mind, soul, and strength and love everyone the same way God loves you. Love is the rock that Christ built His Church on, not clever words, not an MDiv from seminary, not self-righteousness, not pride, not anger, and definitely not hate. Love is the fulfillment of the Law, love covers a multitude of sins, perfect love casts out all fear, and who is God? God is love.
<Original work by BenBRockN. Feel free to reblog, ONLY if you give credit to the original author (me). Thanks!>