Preach the Good News + Do Good Works
“Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: 20 teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.”
— Matthew 28:19-20
Training to Preach the Gospel + To Do Good Works
We all have the privilege of sharing the Gospel with the world around us—both in word and in deed. Yet many believers need equipping on how to share the Good News of Jesus Christ effectively.
Jesus said it and it’s happening: many people have fallen away from being the church in these last days and the many who are left attending gatherings are mostly void of good works.
Communion is here to help you grow in telling others about Jesus so you can obey Christ’s command to go. We are here to equip and help you to do the good works that the Heavenly Father has prepared specifically for you to do. Remember works are what we were born again to accomplish, but we are saved by grace through faith.
“For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: not of works, lest any man should boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.” – Ephesians 2:8-10
Jesus went about doing His Father’s business…and we get to as well! As it is written, “Then said Jesus to them again, Peace be unto you: as my Father hath sent me, even so send I you.” – John 20:21
Testimony: Learning to Preach the Gospel
Raised in Church and barely a person who shared my faith with anyone, I would say I must have been ashamed of the Gospel. But we know that we are not to be ashamed according to Romans 1:16, which says, “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
One day I was watching a movie about the resurrection and Bartholomew was sharing his faith with such joy. While watching the movie I realized that I really believe Jesus came out of the grave just like the actor was portraying and that it really is Good News!
From then on I purposed in my heart to share the Good News with as many as possible. Since then I have seen an atheist covert to Christ Jesus and declare they believe in the resurrection power of Jesus to cleanse them from sin. I have seen all kinds of new births. Why wouldn’t we share the Gospel when God entrusted such a powerful message of sharing to us?
What Are Good Works?
“Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.” – Matthew 5:16
Good works are how we demonstrate Jesus. We live as an example to those who don’t know Christ Jesus as Lord yet and we demonstrate Him to our fellow believers.
“Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul; having your conversation honest among the Gentiles: that, whereas they speak against you as evildoers, they may by your good works, which they shall behold, glorify God in the day of visitation.” – 1 Peter 2:11-12
Good works are how we support our fellow believers in the necessities of life which are food, shelter, medical or dental attention, and a job or means by which to support themselves.
“And let ours also learn to maintain good works for necessary uses, that they be not unfruitful.” – Titus 3:14
Good works are how we teach and adhere to Christ’s teachings, the integrity of our thoughts, our respectful honorable manner, our purity in living, our whole and healthy speaking of the word.
“In all things shewing thyself a pattern of good works: in doctrine shewing uncorruptness, gravity, sincerity, sound speech, that cannot be condemned; that he that is of the contrary part may be ashamed, having no evil thing to say of you.” – Titus 2:7-8
“And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.” – Mark 16:15-16
Generosity Instruction Volunteer Experience
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Witnessing Academy Revolution
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“For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.”