Preaching The Good News in the Modern World

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Today’s guest post is written by Clement Chee, you can learn a little more about him at the end of this article.

Mark 13:9-10 This will be your opportunity to tell them about Me. For the Good News must first be preached to all nations.

As Christians, we know we carry the responsibility to spread the gospel to the world. The Word of God commands us to go, preach to them, make them the disciples of Jesus and baptize them in the Name of the Lord.

Knowing we have this mandate in mind, do you think it is harder or easier to preach the good news to those who have yet to believe in our Lord Jesus Christ today? I am not too sure if it was easier to do so in the past. However, I do believe this task has been a difficult one since the days of the Old Testament.

Even before the birth of Jesus came, people were usually skeptical with God’s chosen people. They doubted their words and actions. When Noah was building the ark on the mountain, people laughed at him. I think I would have doubted Noah’s action if I were present in that time. Who would have thought David could have defeated Goliath in his teenage years? Who would have thought Daniel did not die when he was put into the lions’ den?

These heroes of the faith never fail to open the eyes of the unbelievers. Noah and his family members were the only human beings that made it through the flood. David’s brothers were probably shocked and put to shame with his victory. Daniel made his King to believe and proclaim that his God is real.

You can probably see why we are asked by God to have faith. Without faith, it is impossible to please God. Without faith, we will end up in bad shape.

Now that you know the consequences the unbelievers have to suffer, what is the best way to preach the Good News? I have seen people going down the streets and yelling at people asking them to repent, for the end time is near. Some people were just having a walk and they had no idea why they were being screamed at. Also, I have seen Christians handing out brochures and holding placards asking them to believe in Jesus Christ.

How effective can this kind of campaign be? If you are in the shoes of the pedestrians, how likely are you going to be to respond to our dear brothers and sisters? They are definitely doing the work of God, but is this kind of method still usable in our society today?

I will leave these questions for you to answer.

Now, I want to make this clear. I am in no position to say what is right or wrong. God knows.

In this article, I am going to share the two best ways (according to my standard) to preach the good news to all nations. They are not the only ways. I just believe they work pretty well in our society today.

  1. Preach from the Pulpit

This is common when you attend church service every week. You have a pastor or church leader standing on stage and preaching to the crowd. Depending on the objective of the church, he usually touches on the current affairs, bible studies and even theologies so that church members grow spiritually via the sermons. Churches may even organize evangelistic events targeting non-believers so that they come to know Jesus. This is pretty straight forward.

  1. Preach from Our Actions

In case you didn’t know, all of us can be preachers in some way. We don’t need to stand in front of the pulpit. We just need to preach with our words, thoughts and even louder, with our actions.

Why our actions?

It’s simple. When non-believers first come to church, they will not read the Bible. They will read you, the believers. If your actions do not tell them that you are the disciple of Jesus, then what makes you think they will be impacted by the gospel? You may tell them that you have since changed from the moment you accepted Jesus but if you are still gambling and swearing all the time, it does not seem to be very convincing, does it?

It is harder to convince people nowadays. If we are not meeting their needs, then they will pay no attention to us. We may seem to know a lot when it comes to the bible verses. However, people will not care how much you know until they know how much you care. So what is the point of being a church leader if you don’t even want to talk to the new friends who just came visiting our church?

If you violate the law while you are driving and get caught, will you bribe a police officer if you claim to be Jesus’ disciple? Bribery may buy you some convenience and you may even have reasons to justify your decision. However, I do believe the word of God definitely did not teach us to do so. Also, if we are in the marketplace, will we lie to our prospects about our products so that you can generate extra sales for the month?

That is why I believe it matters to the people when we preach with our actions.

Are they more effective? God knows. We do our best on our part and we will let God do the rest. If God wants to intervene, it will be God’s decision. However, for us, we carry the mandate to preach with our actions.

So friends, let me encourage you (including myself) to grab the opportunity to preach the Good News to all nations. We may not be able to preach like the top and prominent preachers like Billy Graham, but we play a part in the big picture.

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About the Author

Clement Chee loves curry cuisine the most. Apart from food, he loves seeing young people being impacted by the word of God. He is currently serving as a youth leader in his local church and authors the ebook entitled The Secrets of Preaching Powerful Sermons. For more information, please visit this link now.

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3 replies

  1. I’ve always said and totally believe that actions speak louder than words.

Luke 21:36 "Watch therefore, and pray always that you may be counted worthy to escape all these things that will come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man."

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