I Love to Tell the Story!
The story of the gospel will forever be an ageless and powerful one! The story begins with the birth of Jesus. However, it wasn’t an ordinary birth. Jesus was conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. At the ripe age of 12, Jesus stood in the temple to read and teach from the scriptures. From an early age He sought to be about His Father’s business.
By the time Jesus was 30 years old, He sought to change the world with His words and signs. He was followed by hundreds but also hated by many. Despite various temptations, He refused to commit any sin. Love and mercy was constantly on the tip of His tongue and He was willing to serve others before Himself. He was crucified by His own countrymen, but God raised Him from the dead on the third day.
He suffered and endured a brutal ordeal willingly so that we could be saved from our sins and the consequences thereof. This is the story of gospel and it is the story of Jesus the Christ. It is the story I love to tell. Peter told this very story in Acts 2 on the day of Pentecost and it changed the lives of 3,000 people. John and Peter continued to tell this story in Acts 4-5 and they were even put in prison for speaking this message. Yet, when given the opportunity, they would not stop telling the story of the gospel because they love it so much. Stephen was stoned and murdered for telling the story of Jesus in Acts 7. Paul kept the trend flowing with his powerful sermon in Acts 13, the address in Greece in Acts 17 and even while in prison in Acts 28. Throughout the ages, men convicted of their belief in Jesus, have told the story of the gospel and how Jesus died and rose again on the 3rdday.
It is a story that will never grow old and we should never tire of spreading. It is a story that many have never heard. It may seem unlikely to us that there are people who do not know who Jesus is and that He died and rose from the dead so that all men can be saved from their sins. The fact that many do not know should prompt us and motivate us to keep telling this story. The more we tell it, the more likely someone will obey it. The more we tell it, the more we will fall in love with it and stay faithful to it.
The story of the gospel is one that we love to tell. We love to tell of how our Lord and Savior willingly offered Himself for us and how through His death and resurrection, we can live forever. I love to tell the story! Do you?