Christ Has Promised His Presence
"I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world." (Matthew 28:20b)
Have you ever had such wonderful news that you were just bursting to tell someone else? Maybe you got a good grade on a test, or perhaps you won an important ballgame. Good news is something you always enjoy sharing, isn't it?
But what about the Gospel the Good News about Christ's death and resurrection? Do you enjoy sharing that Good News?
For some reason, it's easy to talk to other Christians about what Jesus Christ has done and is doing in your life. But when it comes to talking to people who don't know Him, it just seems a lot harder. What if they think you're weird? Or what if they make fun of you? Or what if they just don't understand? Because you don't know how they may respond, there are times when you might feel afraid, or even pretend that you don't know Jesus.
But Jesus wants you to share Him with others! In fact Jesus says in Matthew 28:19-20a, "Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Ghost, teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you." These are words that Jesus spoke to His disciples, in His last earthly message, before He ascended to heaven. Jesus told them that they should teach others about Him and show them how to be followers of Him. If you are serious about being a follower of Christ, then this command is for you, too.
Wow, what a big task! Maybe even a scary one as well! But the best part is that Jesus offers you a promise with His command: I am with you always, even to the end of the world. (Matthew 28:20b). Always that includes when you speak to others about Jesus! Even though you may feel afraid and even outnumbered at times, Jesus is always with you. You can be confident because Jesus has assured you that you are not alone!
Jesus is with me when I talk to others about Him.
» Am I obeying God by sharing Jesus with others? Am I trusting Him to help me tell others about Him?
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