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  • Writer's pictureBy Pastor Andy Plank

Everyone Needs Good News!

October 4, 2020

Remember reading the beginning of the book of Acts where the disciples were holed up in the upper room waiting for something to happen? Then the wind blew, the flame blazed, and the world has never been the same. Don't you wish you could have been there? Peter proclaiming the good news to the Jews, Bartholomew proclaiming the same message to the Thessalonians, while Thomas was busy speaking truth to the Romans. I don’t know exactly how it went down, but Scripture tells us that each man heard in his own language. Much ado has been made over the Pentecostal Program that day, but I am afraid that with all the tongue speaking and wind blowing we often miss an important truth. God loves people. People of all ages, cultures, and vocations. God wants His good news to reach the world. All 7,000 languages and dialects that are known today (and the list continues to grow year by year) have been targeted by God as recipients of the Gospel. The same Holy Spirit that operated on those first Century Christians is still in the operating business today. As a Christian, the Holy Spirit is wiring you to be able to talk a certain language. Maybe you are comfortable around kids. Perhaps you have a way with the elderly. Whether it is a blue-collar worker or a silk-suited executive, God has prepared a messenger for them all. Have you taken the time to discover the language that God has given you to speak? You are part of the plan God revealed in Isaiah 49:6. He intends that His Message be heard around the world. He wants Koreans, Macedonians, Californians, and Tennesseans to hear the good news of Jesus Christ. Plumbers, Policemen, and Pastry-makers all have a need for Jesus and His saving grace. All of these folks need the good news of Jesus Christ, and it is up to each of us to do our part in sharing that Good News, one person at a time, one opportunity at a time. Let’s get busy doing what we are supposed to be doing. Time is short and souls are at stake. We all know one person who needs to hear about the saving power of Jesus Christ. Now, are we going to tell 'em?

Be blessed and be a blessing…Bro. Andy

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