Telling Your Friends About Jesus – Part 2
“but the angel reassured them.”Don’t be afraid!” he said. “I bring you good news that will bring great joy to all people. The Savior– yes, the Messiah, the Lord– has been born today in Bethlehem, the city of David! (Luke 2:10-11)”
As we thing about telling our friends about Jesus the second thing that we can learn from the angels proclamation is that the good news of Jesus is for all people. This is something that we all know but we don’t always believe deep in our heart. If you are like me you have written some people off and thought they will never give their life to Jesus. Maybe they do things that would make Satan blush or they don’t believe in God. One of our teens said that he has written people off so he didn’t feel obligated to talk to them about Jesus. Several of our junior high students said they have written people off because they cuss, lie, are mean, etc.
The good news of Jesus is that everyone can be saved no matter where they have been, what they have done, or what we think of them. I have seen people who have come from incredibly rough situations who have given their life to Christ and the transformation is amazing. We need to constantly remind ourselves that Jesus came for everyone and everyone can be saved. I love 1 Corinthians 6:9-11 because as Paul list all the sins that keep people away from God he says that people in the church did those very sins in their past. How amazing is grace that God desires to save pedophiles, prostitutes, and other perverse acts?
When we tell our friends about Jesus we need to assure them that no sin is strong enough to overcome God’s love, grace, and mercy.