Do you believe in the Gospel?
How important and urgent is it that we proclaim the Gospel here and around the world?
Romans 1:16 says “For I am not ashamed of the Gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes...”
My wife Vicki and I, along with the LifeLight team, were in Portland, Oregon last week for NGA (Next Generation Alliance) Connect Conference. We gathered with over 200 evangelists from around the nation and even a few from around the world. I was moved as I saw the passion and urgency of many to get the Gospel to all people while there is yet time.
On the closing night, Luis Palau, the famous international evangelist, spoke. He is such an inspiration. For many of us in full-time evangelism he is our hero; encouraging us to keep proclaiming the Good News until Jesus returns.
As we settled in and watched Luis take the stage he seemed full of energy; especially for a nearly 85-year-old with stage 4 cancer. My eyes glanced to the left at my grandchildren who were in attendance. They watched for a bit, then I saw the oldest of the three (10-year-old Kyera) turn and start writing on her paper. I assumed she was coloring or drawing during the time as most children would. Luis caught her eye and made a joke once with her and then she was back to doodling. (Back to her later.)
Luis passionately taught and challenged us from 1st Corinthians 9
“For if I preach the Gospel, I have nothing to boast of, for I am under compulsion; for woe is me if I do not preach the Gospel.”
He laid out the call from Paul in the scriptures as he says, “Woe to me if I do not preach the Gospel”, and I must win people to Jesus. Five times we were reminded that as Christ is in us we must try to win others to Jesus. Finally he closed with challenging us to, “Run with the Gospel and finish well.”
My granddaughter handed her paper over to her mother. Among her notes were , “Win, Win, Win, Win, Win people to Jesus!”
This challenge connected with a child to win people to Jesus and run with the Gospel.
Who will you reach out to today?
“For I am not ashamed of the Gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes...”