“They seized Peter and John, and because it was evening, they put them in jail until the next day.
But many who heard the message believed, and the number of men grew to about five thousand.”
Acts 4:3

One of the many things that we are called to proclaim is about the Gospel or the Good News of Salvation. The fact that we were saved from sin and condemnation should compel us to share the Gospel to people who needs it. As people who received grace from the Lord, believers ought to preach and proclaim the message of salvation.

“For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.” 1 Corinthians 1:18

 

Although the message of salvation through Christ is foolishness to those who perishing and who does not know it yet it is the power of God to those who will believed it. Many times we blame people for not calling to the Lord but how they can call upon God whom they have not known and believed. People will call upon the True God if we believers will preach to them about the Lord for them to know Jesus and believe in Him. All of us are sent by Jesus Christ to “Go and Make disciples of all Nations” and to bring the Gospel of Good News wherever we go. The Word of God says that how beautiful are the feet of those who bring the Good News.

All of us are called to do the missions of Christ as the Lord gave us the mandate to make disciples of Jesus and to reach the whole world with the Gospel. This is the ministry that the church needs to focus wherein all of us are called to involve with. But sad to say, many churches and believers are reluctant to do so. Many of us are ashamed to preach the Gospel to the extent that we do not know how to convey its message to people. This is not an excuse in justifying our short comings since there are many ways we can do in sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ. One effective way to share the Gospel and in proclaiming the grace and goodness of God is by “Testifying”.

We define “testifying” or “to testify” as an act of making a statement based on personal knowledge or belief. It also means to bear witness of the truth. In court proceedings, witnesses are called to testify base on their knowledge of the case being presented. They are to bear witness that will bring the truth into light. As disciples of Jesus Christ, we are all called to testify of Him and to bear witness of the truth about the Lord.

As we grow in grace and in the knowledge of the Lord, we will be more than capable to preach about the Gospel and proclaim about Christ. It is Jesus who will equip us to reach people for Him.

As Jesus was walking beside the Sea of Galilee, He saw two brothers, Simon called Peter and his brother Andrew. They were casting a net into the lake, for they were fishermen. "Come, follow me," Jesus said, "and I will make you fishers of men."  At once they left their nets and followed Him.  Matthew 4:18-20

Our obedience to follow Him and enthusiasm to be with the Lord in terms of devotion, prayer, worship and service are enough to experience who Jesus is and to testify about the Lord.

"When the Counselor comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth who goes out from the Father, He will testify about Me. And you also must testify, for you have been with Me from the beginning. John 15:26-27

 

All of us are called to give our testimony as we testify about Christ. As witnesses of the Lord we are to be strong in the grace that is in Jesus. We are to endure hardship as good soldiers of Christ. Let us all be joint together as we share in sufferings for the sake of the Lord and the gospel.

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