14th Anniversary Devotional: Day 4

EXPOSE The Gospel

“Because of our faith, Christ has brought us into this place of undeserved privilege where we now stand, and we confidently and joyfully look forward to sharing God’s glory.”

Romans 5:2 NLT

The biggest reason we don’t share our faith with others is that we’re concerned with how they will react or what they’ll think of us. When that’s on the forefront of our minds, it limits our ability to share the Gospel or even invite someone to church. Paul challenges us to move to a place of realizing the privilege of the knowledge we have and letting that realization propel us forward to invite others into the faith with joy and confidence. When you want to invite a coworker to church, don’t dwell on what they will think of you. Instead, let your knowledge of the Good News compel you to share it with them so that they might be saved. Today, invite that person to C3 who always pops into your mind when you think about inviting someone to church. Don’t let the day pass without extending the invitation out of joy and confidence. Remember you or someone you know likely came to C3 and came to know Christ through a simple invitation.

Prayer:

Praise God for giving us the Gospel that we can be confident and joyful in. Ask for forgiveness for allowing what others might think of you stop you from inviting someone to C3. Thank God for all the invitations he has blessed over the last 14 years through C3. Give thanks in advance for the courage of the church family to share their faith and invite people. Pray that each person at C3 would extend an invitation to a friend, coworker, or someone else in their life today. Pray that those who are receiving the invitation do so with open hearts and minds. Then pray for the confidence and joy in the Gospel that Paul proclaims in today’s verse.