Love in Action
v.8 Because we loved you so much, we were delighted to share with you not only the gospel of God but our lives as well.
The Message translation puts it this way: ‘We loved you dearly. Not content to just pass on the Message, we wanted to give you our hearts. And we did.’ Demonstrating the gospel of God through the way we live our lives, the way we share our lives with those who aren’t familiar with the Good News, and coming alongside people and LOVING them to demonstrate God’s love for them, is a powerful way of sharing the gospel. Partnered with God’s word (or Message) it is life changing!
Why not pray for an opportunity today to share the gospel of God with someone in word and deed.
Father God, thank you for the example of Jesus who not only came to share your Good News but he also came to be your Good News. Thank you for your love for each and every one of your children. I pray that today I would have the opportunity to share your gospel in word and deed. Amen.