How you can powerfully proclaim the Gospel

October 8, 2019 by Dr. Jack Graham

Suppose a brother or a sister is without clothes and daily food. If one of you says to them, “Go in peace; keep warm and well fed,” but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it? In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.        

–James 2:15-17

Not long ago, I was talking to a lady who had just returned from a mission journey. It was her first time to leave the country, and I asked her about the difficulties she faced as she was communicating with people who couldn’t understand her language.

She told me, “I didn’t understand a word from them and they didn’t understand a word from me. But the one thing I could tell they understood was love. And when we loved them through our acts of service, they got a glimpse of the Gospel!”

An old adage says, “People would rather see a sermon than hear one any day.” Now of course, we must proclaim the Gospel with words. But let us never forget that one of the most powerful validations of the message of the Gospel is the love that we show because of the difference it’s made in our lives.

How many people today are leaving our churches because they’re tired of words without action? Your love may be the only Bible people ever read. Proclaim the Word of God and love others well!

LOVE OTHERS WELL AND YOU’LL PROCLAIM THE MESSAGE OF JESUS CHRIST IN A POWERFUL WAY.

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