“Through Christ, God made peace between us and himself, and God gave us the work of telling everyone about the peace we can have with him.”

2 Corinthians 5:18 (NCV)

You can find me on Twitter. But you’ll never see me posting about what flavor latte I had or what I thought of the most recent episode of The Voice.When I signed up for Twitter years ago, I decided that I was going to use it as a tool to encourage people and teach them how to follow Jesus. You may be curious about what kind of coffee I drink, but what you really need is to be encouraged to follow and obey God’s Word. That’s a much better use of social media. 

“Through Christ, God made peace between us and himself, and God gave us the work of telling everyone about the peace we can have with him” (2 Corinthians 5:18 NCV).

There’s nothing wrong with using Instagram to share photos of your kids or the amazing meal you had at your favorite restaurant. But if you’re not using social media to tell people about the peace they can have with God, then you’re missing a huge opportunity to fulfill your purpose.

God has given us the most important work on the planet: telling others about salvation through Jesus Christ. When Jesus said to go and make disciples of every nation, he was talking to you! For 2,000 years, going to the whole world meant getting on a ship or, more recently, a plane to get to the ends of the earth.

Today you don’t have to leave your home to reach the other side of the globe. You can sit wearing your pajamas in your bedroom and say a good word about the Lord that will go to the entire globe. That is an amazing benefit and blessing no other Christians in history have ever had. And using this tool for taking the Gospel to the nations is a great responsibility.

The Bible says in 1 Chronicles 16:24, “Publish his glorious deeds among the nations. Tell everyone about the amazing things he does” (NLT).

You have the opportunity today to tell people from all over the world the amazing things he has done for you. It’s right at your fingertips.

Talk It Over

  • What are some of the fears you have about talking about Jesus on social media?
  • How does social media offer unique ways to share the Gospel?
  • Social media is just one of the ways you can share the Gospel. How are you using other opportunities in your life to tell people about salvation through Jesus?

Jesus makes this promise to you.

Today’s Daily Hope tells how you can use your phone to share the Good News of God’s salvation through Jesus. But have you experienced that Good News for yourself?

Jesus said in John 11:25-26, “I am the one who raises the dead and gives them life again. Anyone who believes in me, even though he dies like anyone else, shall live again. He is given eternal life for believing in me and shall never perish” (TLB).

Where else are you going to get a promise like that? Nowhere! Who else can give that to you? No one! If you don’t get it from Jesus, you won’t have it. That is an amazing gift, and it’s available to you today. What’s the qualification? You must believe.

If you want to make a decision to believe in Jesus Christ and follow him, just pray this prayer: “Dear Jesus, you have promised that if I believe in you, everything I’ve ever done wrong will be forgiven, I will learn the purpose of my life, and you will accept me into your eternal home in heaven one day. I confess my sin, and I believe that you are God, my Savior. I receive you into my life as my Lord. Today I’m turning over every part of my life to your management. You have the right to call the shots in my life. Jesus, I want to relax in your love. Thank you that I don’t have to earn it or deserve it or work for it. I want to use the rest of my life to serve you rather than serving myself. I humbly commit my life to you and ask you to save me and accept me into your family. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.”

 

 

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