Preach the Whole Story
December 26, 2008
“For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which
was lost.” – Luke 19:10
Never forget for a moment that the cradle of Bethlehem led to
the cross of Golgotha. That the tears of the baby crying for his
mother’s milk were the foreshadowing of the tears of the
Son of Man crying for his Father’s touch. That the carpenter
of Nazareth would build the bridge between earth and heaven with
the heavy wooden beam he carried up the streets of Jerusalem.
Preach the whole story.
Reach the whole world.
- Spend time meditating on what Christ
gave for you – suffered
for you – from Bethlehem to Golgotha.
- Play out a dialogue in your mind where you share the
gospel with a friend. What verses would you turn to? What would
you say? How would you explain the magnitude of sin, the mystery
of the incarnation, and the miracle of salvation?
- Pray for your friends, family members,
and co-workers who do not know the Lord. Plead with the Lord
to pour out his grace upon them to draw them to himself, and
for the opportunity to share the gospel with them.