“We do not give anyone an occasion for taking an offense in anything, so that no fault may be found with our ministry.”
2 Corinthians 6.3
Although Paul did not please men, he sought to remove all barriers to the gospel. At times, he refused to receive financial help, so others would not think ill. He commended himself as God’s servant, v. 4.
Today, we’re all about our rights. We give little thought to helping others see what a privilege it is to receive salvation in Christ. If somebody is offended, we think: It’s their problem.
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By Johnny O. Trail — We are continually looking for ways to share Christ with those around us. In the name of evangelism, some have pursued ways of attracting crowds of people with very little attention to God’s word (Col. 2.23). Suffice it to say, we should never compromise the truth or the practice thereof. It is not within our purview to contradict the authority of God’s word.
Nonetheless, we want to communicate with our friends, family, and neighbors about Jesus (Matt. 28.19). The god of this world has blinded the minds of many who might have otherwise obeyed the word. 2 Corinthians 4:3-4 says, “But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.” Given the current climate and the postmodern mindset, how does one effectively communicate with others about Jesus? Continue reading