Preaching the gospel.

The New Testament urges believers to speak the gospel clearly, fearlessly, graciously, and respectfully whenever an opportunity presents itself (see Colossians 4:2-6, Ephesians 6:19-20, and 1 Peter 3:15).

L Muzembi
L Muzembi

The reason we spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ is for the purpose of giving those that believe in Him hope in the grace of God.

The scripture says;
“Afterward he appeared unto the eleven as they sat at meat, and upbraided them with their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they believed not them which had seen him after he was risen. And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.” Mark 16:14-15

He appeared to them, rebuked them for their unbelief and hardness of heart, and he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel. But first, “He rebuked them for their unbelief— their stubborn refusal to believe…”

I believe Jesus himself one day should appear to us we that preach the gospel and rebuke us for our stubbornness of heart. The intentions to preach are now motivated by greed, no wonder why people are now slow of heart believe, have no respect and have grown so very cold for the things of God.

I said the New Testament urges believers to speak the gospel clearly, fearlessly, graciously, and respectfully, and also that gospel is all about loving and helping others.

James 2:1,8-10,14-17 says,

“[1] Dear brothers, how can you claim that you belong to the Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory, if you show favouritism to rich people and look down on poor people? [8] Yes indeed, it is good when you truly obey our Lord’s command, “You must love and help your neighbors just as much as you love and take care of yourself.” [9] But you are breaking this law of our Lord’s when you favor the rich and fawn over them; it is sin. [10] And the person who keeps every law of God but makes one little slip is just as guilty as the person who has broken every law there is. [14] Dear brothers, what’s the use of saying that you have faith and are Christians if you aren’t proving it by helping others? Will that kind of faith save anyone? [15] If you have a friend who is in need of food and clothing, [16] and you say to him, “Well, good-bye and God bless you; stay warm and eat hearty,” and then don’t give him clothes or food, what good does that do? [17] So you see, it isn’t enough just to have faith. You must also do good to prove that you have it. Faith that doesn’t show itself by good works is no faith at all-it is dead and useless.”

– Do not claim you belong to the Lord Jesus Christ, if you have respect of persons, showing favouritism to rich people and politicians alike but looking down on the poor which we’re called to help.
– it is good when you truly obey our Lord’s command, proving it by means of helping others.