A lot of us have grown up in church, and I think that most Christians understand there is some responsibility that goes along with being Christian. Things like tithing, being in church, spending time in prayer, reading and learning the Scriptures, etc.
But I also think there is one responsibility that stands out from the others. Now, I want to be clear, this does not by any means replace the others or make it okay to back off any other responsibility.
What is our primary responsibly?
Matt. 28:19-20 says, “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”
So basically, as Christians, our primary responsibility is to take the Gospel to everyone, everywhere. This does not mean that we all have to be pastors or missionaries, but it does mean that we all have been commanded to share the Gospel wherever we are.
In Rom. 10, Paul shares his passion to see non-believers come to know Jesus Christ as their savior. In verses 14 through 17, Paul gives some insight and explains just how important sharing your faith really is.
Paul tells us that faith only comes by hearing the Gospel. Hearing the Gospel of Jesus Christ is essential to salvation. This means that the lost cannot know Jesus as their savior without hearing the Gospel. And they cannot hear the Gospel unless a Christian goes and tells them.
Why? Because you can’t believe in someone or something that you have never heard. And these people, the lost, will never hear the Good News unless we, as Christians, intentionally go and share our faith.
Every day we have friends, family, coworkers, and classmates who need to know Jesus and without the Gospel they will die and go to Hell.
So now, what are you going to do? Be bold enough to share the Gospel of Christ to the people around you? Or will you sit back and let them parish?