Faithfully sharing the Good News
Afterward he appeared in a different form to two of his followers who were walking from Jerusalem into the country. They rushed back to tell the others, but no one believed them. Still later he appeared to the eleven disciples as they were eating together. He rebuked them for their stubborn unbelief because they refused to believe those who had seen him after he had been raised from the dead. And then he told them, “Go into all the world and preach the Good News to everyone. Mark 16:12-15
From the text, the Lord Jesus Christ rebuked the apostles because of their unbelief. In spite of the testimony of those who saw Jesus after the resurrection, they will still not believe. Then He appeared to them to affirm what others were claiming that they saw Jesus raised from the dead. After this experience, He commanded them to go and preach the Good News. Those who claim they have personal relationship with Christ have a moral obligation to tell others about Jesus. The message they will share is called “Good News” because when one realized who Jesus is and received the life He offers they will be freed from the bondage of sin and the penalty of sin which is eternal separation from God. “I tell you the truth, those who listen to my message and believe in God who sent me have eternal life. They will never be condemned for their sins, but they have already passed from death into life” (John 5:24). Sharing the message of salvation to others should be carried out in the context of your daily living. Even in the midst of your busy life, God does not want that you missed out on the opportunity of allowing Him to use you so that others will also know Him as their Lord and Savior. There is a reason why you are where you are and He allows you to be around people that could be open to hear the Good News. Ask God each day that He will lead you to have an opportunity to be a blessing to others and that you will have the sensitivity to the leading of the Spirit when there is an opportunity to share God’s message of salvation. Being faithful to God is demonstrated by your obedience to His command. Sow the seed of His word and do not be frustrated when there will be those that seemed uninterested to hear God’s message of salvation. Your task is to share and let God’s Spirit convict people’s heart to respond to His word. “We are only God’s servants through whom you believed the Good News. Each of us did the work the Lord gave us. I planted the seed in your hearts, and Apollos watered it, but it was God who made it grow” (1 Corinthians 3:5-6).