People often reject Christianity, not because of Christ, but because of Christians. Each of us has a daily opportunity to either remove obstacles that might keep people from Jesus, or to become an obstacle ourselves. There are so many people in the world today who are lost and dying in their sin, who need to know the only One who can take their sin away. To “prepare the way” for Christ in their lives, we must both practice and preach the gospel. When we truly live out our faith, we stand out from the world, and others notice. This gives us an opportunity to share Christ with them. When we have these opportunities, we must share! While actions are necessary, so are words. Whose life has Jesus place you in, because they need Him?
Scripture References: John 1:19-28, Matthew 16:14, Malachi 4:5, 2 Kings 1:8 Matthew 11:13-14, Matthew 25:21, Matthew 3:1-2, 4 ,1 Peter 3:15, John 1:29-34, Leviticus 14:25, Isaiah 53:7, Romans 10:13-14, Acts 4:20, 29