“And I, brethren, when I came to you, came not with excellency of speech or of wisdom, declaring unto you the testimony of God. For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and Him crucified. And I was with you in weakness, and in fear, and in much trembling. And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man’s wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power: that your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.”
(1 Corinthians 2:1-5)
I once heard Billy Graham speak to a group of about 100 very affluent men and women at a dinner party. These were some of the smartest, wealthiest, and most successful people in America. Yet, Billy Graham spoke to them like they were children: lovingly, tenderly, and simply…..
Many people may have doubted there would much of a response that night from such a dignified crowd. But I saw about half of those men and women come to Christ with a simple presentation of the Gospel. It wasn’t clever words; it was the truth and the power of God that provoked a response.
One excuse I constantly hear for not sharing the Gospel is that people don’t know what to say. They don’t think they have just the right words or can explain everything perfectly. But the truth is; that clever speech shouldn’t be what attracts people anyway; the simple Gospel should ….
Please don’t let your uncertainty turn you away from sharing God’s truth. Tell others that Jesus died for their sins so that they may be saved through faith. That’s all it takes. And when you do, people will be attracted to that truth and will come to know Christ through your message …..
Keep the gospel simple when you share and allow God to attract the people through the truth and not through clever words !
God is with us. ……