The word “Christmas” begins with the name “Christ” for a reason: it is a celebration of the day Christ came to earth—a celebration of His birth and His willingness, as Philippians 2:7 says, to take upon himself the form of a servant to be made in the likeness of men. Yet, in our increasingly hostile society, the name “Jesus” or “Jesus Christ” is offensive.
God commands that we share it. Lost people desperately need to hear it.
Sharing the Gospel person-to-person was God’s original plan for how the world would know about the salvation available through Jesus Christ. Yet, sadly, and tragically, many Christians have abandoned this responsibility entirely . . .
Pastor, I need to talk to you. . .
Most every pastor who’s been in the ministry for any length of time has heard these words countless numbers of times: on the other end of the line in the middle of the night; while shaking hands at church; after the sudden knock on the door while engaged in preparing for next Sunday’s sermon.