May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Romans 15:13

Before any controversies start to arise, let me be clear that only Jesus saves. “There is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven by which men must be saved” Acts 4:12. We can only share with others, this powerful and joyful message of salvation, empowering them with a knowledge that brings salvation. That is what today’s topic is about.

A friend and mentor of mine always says “we are saved to save others” and I couldn’t agree less. Last week, we discussed the new creature reality, that is, what it means to be born again. We have not been given this new reality only to choose to be selfish about sharing it. The Scripture makes us understand that we have been entrusted with the responsibility of sharing it even to the far ends of the world. (Matthew 28:16-20)

The idea that some believers have that the sharing of the gospel is only for pastors or people who hold offices in the church, is wrong. We should all share the gospel. When man fell for Satan’s deception, it cost us not just our dominion on earth but also our relationship with God. We became enemies to God because sin separated us. Nevertheless, God in His infinite mercy and immeasurable love sent His Son Jesus Christ to restore our dominion and reconcile us to Himself. God reconciled us to Himself through Jesus that we might also continue in that ministry of reconciliation. (2 Corinthians 5:17-21)

Witnessing to others is not an easy task, that I can tell you. I also had cold feet upon starting this blog. However, we can learn to trust God. He never sends us on missions without empowering us for it. Peter, from the knowledge we gain from the bible, was a very shy and timid person. After Jesus’ ascension, he (along with other disciples) had been saddled with the responsibility of preaching the gospel. It was a seemingly impossible task but God empowered him with the Holy Spirit that very day, over 3000 people accepted Jesus as their Savior. (Acts chapter 2)

Though actual evangelism is very important (Mark 16:15), we cannot preach what we do not live. Day in, day out, our lives must reveal Christ. As believers, we have been called to such a ministry, a ministry where our very lifestyle tells people about Jesus. Even through the most absurd things, we are called to point people to Christ. 2 Corinthians 1:3-4 helps us understand that we sometimes go through some challenges and receive comfort from the God of all comfort that we might as well be able to comfort others. Every stage of our lives is a message that if preached, can get people saved.

Christianity has never been a “to-myself religion”. It has never been about selfishness. Christianity is about love and sharing. All the things we are called to do, Jesus has already led by example by doing the same! We cannot put on our light and hide it under a bushel or table, we must let others see the light that they may glorify our Father in heaven (Matthew 5:14-16). Everything we are called to do is so that another may be saved. We were saved to point others to the Way to salvation; Jesus Christ.

If you are reading this and you are willing to join the family of Christ and you believe in the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus you may say this prayer: “Lord, I admit that I have sinned and have shown no regard to you in time past, but today I receive your forgiveness and accept your salvation made available to me on the cross, I receive today, Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior”. Amen.

4 responses to “SAVED TO SAVE.”

  1. akinnijesuolaoye Avatar

    The assignment of Evangelism seems like a huge task for those who are shy to approach people like myself. Can the use of internet to evangelise really make as much impact as evangelizing physically; as per face to face?

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    1. teniiiola Avatar

      Hmmm, good question🤔
      I also ask myself this question but I feel face to face evangelism is always best because people relate better when they’re seeing the face of the speaker (compare watching an online service with actually being there). But then again, we reach more people easily with online evangelism. I think for anyone involved in online evangelism “follow up” is a huge deal.
      It’s very possible to tell someone about Jesus over the internet and the person ends up getting saved that day.
      In short, use every avenue possible to spread the good news but if you can do it physically then I advice you do that too. You don’t have to do one or the other…I hope you understand me😅

      Thanks for reading and commenting btw. God bless you 💜

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      1. alphaandomega21 Avatar

        Hello again from the UK

        What a good answer! In 1 Corinthians 9:19 Paul says

        Though I am free and belong to no one, I have made myself a slave to everyone, to win as many as possible. To the Jews I became like a Jew, to win the Jews. To those under the law I became like one under the law (though I myself am not under the law), so as to win those under the law. To those not having the law I became like one not having the law (though I am not free from God’s law but am under Christ’s law), so as to win those not having the law. To the weak I became weak, to win the weak. I have become all things to all people so that by all possible means I might save some. I do all this for the sake of the gospel, that I may share in its blessings.

        Paul also says that Jesus says ‘It is more blessed to give than receive.’

        As long as we are careful to share the Truth, and do so because we long to share good things, then by all means possible within the Law of Christ, the Law of Love, we must do so.

        We do so because we want to, our hearts overflow with the Water of Life. It has taken me over 60 years on this planet to truly understand this. I am a bit slow, but I got there in the end. And that is the point.

        So we reach out to others and say ‘Come and see what I have found!’

        Yours, Baldmichael

        P.S. I note that Paul’s words start at verse 19. Do you think this has anything to do with Covid 19??

        P.P.S. You have said ‘…then I advice you to do so too.’ Strictly it should be advise you as it is a verb and advice is a noun. It sounds similar though. I can be a bit of a pain like that, noticing these things!

        However, using words in this way, deliberately playing on the sounds, can also bring about conversations which can lead on to all sorts of interesting truths and may be a way into people’s hearts which is what we seek to do, the heavenly Father and Jesus do, of course.

        P.P.P.S. I make errors myself, so if you spot anything do let me know.

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  2. teniiiola Avatar

    Trueee. Thank you for this💜
    I don’t think it has to do with covid-19 though😂😂
    Aaaaaand thank you for the correction 😊…I don’t know why I didn’t just check the spelling first 🤦🏾‍♀️


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