Delivering the Goods

God wants us to share the good news as we do good deeds.  That’s delivering the goods, and that’s what we talked about yesterday at CrossWay Church as the fourth installment of the series Life On Loan.

The Christian life is a lot like show-and-tell.  You can tell people anything, but if you can show it to them then they know it’s real.  They can see it for themselves.  When we do the good deeds that God has planned for us, when we meet people at the intersections, when we respond to others as Jesus would, then people can see the good news of Jesus as well as hear it.

What is the good news?  Jesus loves us so much that He came for us.  He doesn’t leave us here to figure things out on our own.  We don’t have to figure out who God is.  We don’t have to try to be good enough for God.  That’s because God came to us.  His love for us is so all-encompassing that He came to earth to rescue us even though it meant Jesus dying on a cross.  You can read a real brief statement of the good news in John 3:16-17 .

Jesus teaches us to live out the good news in Matthew 5:13-16.  He teaches us how to help people not only hear about the good news, but to see it in action as well.  As Steve Sjogren has said: “It seems people don’t necessarily remember what they are told of God’s love, but they never forget what they have experienced of God’s love.”

Yet it’s not enough just to do good stuff.  People have to know why we do good deeds.  The reason we live the good news is because we’ve heard it and believed it, so now we want to share it with others.  Jesus instructs us to do this very thing in Mark 16:15.  We read in Romans 10:17 that hearing the good news is how we come to have faith.

Deliver the goods.  Tell the good news.  Live the good news.  Let God use you at the intersections to write someone else into His story!

Published in: on February 2, 2009 at 5:40 am  Leave a Comment  

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