Proclaiming Jesus

I remember hearing a minister talk about the time he was asked to preach the funeral of a famous baseball player. At first he was intimidated by the task, knowing that the funeral would be attended by many great baseball players. However, the preacher soon realized what a wonderful opportunity he had to proclaim the gospel message. He would not just be speaking to an audience that included famous baseball legends. He would be addressing a group of aging men who were facing eternity and needed to hear the hope of the gospel message.

Sometimes we may feel intimidated by the people to whom we have a chance to witness. We mustn’t allow this to hinder us from proclaiming the gospel message. No matter who our audience is, they are people who are facing eternity; people who desperately need Jesus!

“He is the one we proclaim, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone fully mature in Christ.”—Colossians 1:28.


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