By Greg Laurie
“Preach the word of God. Be prepared, whether the time is favorable or not. Patiently correct, rebuke, and encourage your people with good teaching.”
—2 Timothy 4:2
When I was a kid, we’d hang around at the beach, where every Saturday, church vans arrived with Christians who carried very large Bibles. Then they’d
walk down the beach looking for sinners to talk to.
My friends and I would go into the water and wait for them to go away, because we discovered that for some reason, the Christians never wanted to go
into the ocean. Yet the best thing they could have done was paddle out to where we were, invade our little world, and talk to us about Jesus.
Now, there isn’t anything wrong with specifically going
out to share your faith. And there’s a right way and a wrong way to do that, of course. But the Bible tells us, “Preach the word of God. Be prepared, whether the time is favorable or not. Patiently correct, rebuke, and encourage your people with
good teaching” (2 Timothy 4:2 NLT).
And what, exactly, should we preach? We should preach the gospel, which means “good news.” It’s the simple message that we’re all separated
from God by our sin. But God loved us so much that He sent His Son, Jesus Christ, to be born on this earth, live a perfect life, die on the cross for our sins, and then rise from the dead three days later.
we will turn from our sin and put our faith in Jesus as Savior and Lord, then God will forgive us, and we will go to Heaven when we die. We can find the meaning and purpose of life.
That’s the gospel,
and that’s the message we should proclaim.
So we shouldn’t just say, “Let’s go witnessing.” Instead, we should always look for and recognize opportunities to be witnesses
because we never know when God will open a door.
This is for All people in the whole world . . . :
King James Version (KJV)
16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
Scripture Prayers of Salvation
Pray the following out loud:
John 3:16 … Thank You Lord for loving me so much that You gave Your one and only Son, that when I believe in Him I will not perish but have eternal life. I believe in Jesus with my heart and I ask you to forgive
me of all my sins. I renounce satan and all his works and ways, I choose the truth and disavow satan and all his lies. I ask this in the name of Jesus Christ my Lord.
Romans 10:9-10 … Thank You
Lord that when I confess with my mouth Jesus as Lord, and believes in my heart that God raised Him from the dead, I will be saved. I believe in my heart and accept You as Lord. I ask this in the name of Jesus Christ my Lord.
Isaiah 45:8, 2 Tim 2:10 … Thank You Lord that salvation will spring up within my heart, that I may obtain the salvation that is in Christ Jesus, with eternal glory. In the name of Jesus Christ.
2 Peter 3:18 … Thank You Lord that I may grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. In the name of Jesus Christ.
Psalm 19:10 … Thank You Lord that I may
grow to find Your Word more precious than much pure gold and sweeter than honey from the comb. In the name of Jesus Christ.
Psalm 42:1-2 … Thank You Lord that You will create within me a hunger,
a longing, for You and Your will. Set my heart flames a fire in love with you. Reveal yourself to me. Make me to love you as you love me. In the name of Jesus Christ.