1 Peter 2:24 “He himself bore our sins” in his body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; “by his wounds you have been healed.”
There is a world full of people who do not know the Good News. Their only experiences with Christ are the Christians they meet. We are the living example of the Good News to them and to each other. Showing the love of Christ is not just for the unsaved, it is for those who are saved as well. All of us get tired of all the bad news in this world and sometimes just need to hear a good word from the Good News.
So, to each of you reading this today: I thank God for your presence in my life. The body of Christ is blessed and encouraged by your love for Christ. We, your pastors, are grateful for all your work in the church. The church is strengthened by your presence, prayers, gifts, tithes and witness. The body is stronger because you live for righteousness.
In this, and many other ways, you are an evangelist for Christ to the saved and unsaved. It has been my experience that by living a grateful and loving life, others will begin to wonder what lifts your souls and lightens your heart. Then, at some point, they will open the door for you to talk about the Good News that guides your life. You are loved, you are healed of your sins and you are forgiven and so are they.
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