What is something that is of uppermost importance to all believers around the world? That is our study topic today.
What then? Only that in every way, whether in pretense or in truth, Christ is preached; and in this I rejoice, yes, and will rejoice. (Phil 1:18)
The verse above is saying, “So? The important thing—the only thing that matters—is that the gospel of Jesus Christ is preached to everyone everywhere. That makes me rejoice!”
But Jesus said to him, “Do not forbid him, for he who is not against us is on our side.” (Lk 9:50)
But Jesus said, “Do not forbid him, for no one who works a miracle in My name can soon afterward speak evil of Me. 40 For he who is not against us is on our side. (Mk 9:39-40)
Anyone who prevents the gospel of Jesus Christ from being preached has set themselves against the will of God, and has willingly become an enemy of the most High God.
Since not everyone has been called to be an evangelist, a pastor/preacher, or a missionary, then how can the rest of us take part in the evangelization mandate given to us by God? When we tithe and give offerings to the church that we attend regularly, we contribute to circulating and promoting the message of the gospel.
Also, when we give donations to para-church ministries, missionaries, or evangelists, we are also contributing to and participating in broadcasting the Good News of Jesus Christ to the lost and the hurting. It’s important for each one of us to recognize and to appreciate that we have been given a role to play in the Kingdom of God. It’s also vital that we understand that we are a vital part of spreading the Good News around the world! Praise God!