Are you finding that celebrating Easter requires a lot of work? We can easily get caught up in all the details. Hiding Easter eggs. Preparing baskets of candy. Cooking dinner. Traveling to Grandma’s house.
But in the busyness of planning, we must not allow ourselves to forget the real reason for celebrating this holiday.
For Christians, Easter is a significant holiday. It is dedicated to celebrating Jesus’ greatest act of obedience. He triumphed over sin and death through His death, burial, and resurrection.
Every blessing we enjoy in Christ is a result of Jesus’ obedience. Because of Him, we have eternal redemption and freedom. We are no longer powerless over fear, sickness, and poverty, and we have favor with God. Because of Jesus, we are overcomers, destined for victory!
In light of what God has done for us, we should never allow Easter to become just another day of the year. We should honor our Heavenly Father for all He has given us in His Son. Many of us already honor God with our worship. We attend church, pray, and offer praises. But there is an additional way to honor God for the sacrifice of His Son. We can share Jesus with someone.
God loves all people, and He wants us to share His Good News. After Jesus rose from the grave, He instructed His disciples—and us—to share this news with others.
God loves all people, and He wants us to share His Good News. This Easter, take time to share the Good News of Jesus Christ with others.
“Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you” (Matt. 28:19–20 NKJV). What a great privilege we have!
As you celebrate the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus this Easter, remember those around you who don’t yet know the joy and peace that comes from a relationship with God. Many people in your workplace, neighborhood, and family may not know Jesus. But you know Him! And you can share your knowledge of God with others.
As a believer, you have God’s power living in you. And God wants to flow through your hands to heal the sick. He wants His Word to be spoken through your mouth to set people free. He’s calling you to reach people with the Gospel. You can do it!
This Easter, take time to share the Good News of Jesus Christ with others. By doing so, you are fulfilling Jesus’ command and making a difference in this world!
Sharing Jesus—It’s Easier Than You Think!
You may wonder, “How can I make a difference? I don’t know how to witness.” Don’t be discouraged! God has made the Good News simple for you to share with others. In a nutshell, the Gospel is this:
- The Bible says we all have sinned (Romans 3:23; Galatians 3:22). And the penalty for sin is death (Romans 5:12; 6:23).
- But the good news is that God sent Jesus, His only Son, to die for us and pay the penalty for our sins (John 3:16; Romans 5:8).
- To be saved—to receive everlasting life—we must call upon the Name of the Lord Jesus. (Acts 2:21; Romans 10:9–10, 13).
To help someone accept Jesus, lead them in a simple prayer like this:
God, I come to You in the Name of Jesus. I admit that I have sinned. I ask You to forgive me and cleanse me. Thank You for sending Your Son to die for me. Jesus, I ask You to be my Savior and Lord. I receive everlasting life. Thank You for saving me! Amen.
The Dos and Don’ts of Sharing Your Faith
You don’t need to be a Bible “expert” to tell people about Jesus. God only requires you to be willing and obedient. But there are some dos and don’ts that can help you share the Gospel:
- Don’t nag. No one likes to be forced into something. And you certainly don’t want to push people into a relationship with Jesus. When they seek Him because they want to, it will be a meaningful experience for them.
- Don’t argue. Truth doesn’t need to be proved; it’s the truth. You don’t have to win a debate with others. Just look for opportunities to share simple Bible truths.
- Do live what you believe. People say that a picture is worth a thousand words. That’s a great way to think of evangelism. The most effective way to influence others for Christ is to let them see Jesus in your life.
- Do pray. The Holy Spirit knows exactly what is needed to reach an individual. And He wants to share that inside information with you. So pray, and then do as the Holy Spirit instructs you.
- Do be loving. When people know you genuinely care about them, they’ll listen to what you say. Show them you care by smiling, being respectful, offering help, and listening to them.
Kenneth W. Hagin
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