Love for God & Evangelism

Last week Keith Goad, one of our elders, preached on Matt. 22:34-40 which contains the great commandment of loving God and loving our neighbor. He had several good things to say, but the part that struck me the most was his point that the ultimate way we love our neighbor is by proclaiming the gospel to them. Here is a summary of the point: The great commandment is connected to the great commission (Matt 28.18-20). Too often we pass up opportunities to share the gospel with neighbors. We believe that God is sovereign and that his gospel is the power of God for salvation (Rom 1.16). The victory has been won, and we are on the winning team. All we have to do is join the game and be faithful to the gospel. God does the rest of the work. This is convicting truth. If we truly love God, and love our neighbor, we will be faithful in evangelism.