As human beings we find it difficult to contain good news. There is a universal feeling that good news is meant to be shared. Why? It celebrates accomplishment, generates camaraderie, and motivates. To not share good news seems selfish. If I could bring you joy, relieve your pain or share opportunities then my silence would be cruel. When one considers the Gospel all of the above applies. It brings the joy of salvation, relieves the pain of the past and assures opportunity for future growth.
The New Testament church multiplied in a matter of weeks because they shared the Good News. There was an excitement that could not be contained. The world was a mix of philosophies. Class distinction was everywhere. Religion was being seriously compromised. The populace needed some good news, someone to come on the scene, with a universal message of truth, hope and unity. A message so unique it would turn the heads of rich and poor, educated and simple, monarchs and the minions. That someone was the Christ. The message was the Gospel.
Can you contain the message? If you know it, you believe it you must share it.
1 Corinthians 9:16 For when I preach the gospel, I cannot boast, since I am compelled to preach. Woe to me if I do not preach the gospel!
Jeremiah 20:9 But if I say, “I will not mention his word or speak anymore in his name,” his word is in my heart like a fire, a fire shut up in my bones. I am weary of holding it in; indeed, I cannot.
I will share the gospel with ________________________
– John Dimarzio, elder, Southwinds Church of Christ