Preach the good news

“I give you a command in the presence of God and Christ Jesus, the One who will judge the living and the dead, and by his coming and his kingdom: Preach the Good News. Be ready at all times, and tell people what they need to do. Tell them when they are wrong. Encourage them with great patience and careful teaching, because the time will come when people will not listen to the true teaching but will find many more teachers who please them by saying the things they want to hear. They will stop listening to the truth and will begin to follow false stories. But you should control yourself at all times, accept troubles, do the work of telling the Good News, and complete all the duties of a servant of God.” (2 Timothy 4:1-5 NCV)

Is it getting more difficult to reach those around us with the good news of Jesus? Perhaps this is a sentiment that you have expressed as those around us seem to be less and less interested in God’s word and more intent on doing what they want. In my experience it is more difficult now to find those who want to study the Bible, both those who are not Christians and even those who are Christians. Continue reading “Preach the good news”