Many of us have seen poor attempts to share faith, from bad church signs to street preachers. Sometimes this leads us to favor good deeds over talking about Jesus. When we do this, faith and works end up pitted against each other, but Scripture sees them as two sides of the same coin. Right teaching without good works is hypocritical, and justice is not complete without a proclamation of Jesus.
A core belief of Christianity is that the only way to know God is through Jesus. However, many of us have tried alternatives. Churches in our own network have made the same mistakes. We may have earnestly sought God, but we have looked in all the wrong places. Jesus makes it clear that faith in him is the only way to come to know the Father.
A core belief of Christianity is that the only way to know God is through Jesus. However, statistics show that a growing number of Christians (especially younger ones) don’t share their faith. Some even believe it’s morally wrong to share their faith. But if we take Jesus seriously, we have no choice but to share the gospel.
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