THE UNDILUTED GOSPEL MESSAGE

From the Grassroots bible bY angus buchan

Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of Holy Spirit.

Romans 15 : 13

 

When you talk to unbelievers about God, it is not your personality or your eloquence that will sway them; it is the power of the Holy Spirit. It is not about how well you can memorize the message; it is what is in a person’s heart that will convert them to Jesus.

Let's consider 1 Corinthians 2:1-5 which reads:

And I, brethren, when I come to you, did not come with excellence of speech or of wisdom declaring to you the testimony of God. For I determined not to know anything among you accept Jesus Christ and Him crucified. I was with you in weakness, in fear, and in much trembling. And my speech and my preaching were not with persuasive words of human wisdom come on but in demonstration of the spirit and of the power, that you will faith should not be in the wisdom off men but in the power of God.

 

This was a highly intelligent and qualified man who did not go to people and witness using his intellectual gifts. Rather, Paul went to preach a simple gospel message, knowing that the power of God is what would change them – not his wisdom, qualifications, or experience.

Unbelievers need help from God, and it is our duty to lead them to Him. They don't need an eloquent demonstration of perfect English. All they need is the truth in a straight forward and simple manner.

At the end of the day it is the simple message, the undiluted word of God, that convict’s people to follow the Lord.  It is the gospel that draws people to him. Keep it simple, keep it passionate, keep it personal, and make it relevant, and God will use you powerfully.

 

Father sometimes we as Christians complicate the message of Salvation help me to witness with what I do and say and to keep the message of Jesus simple and straight forward when I tell others about you.

 

Amen