The one thing that’s central to my life is the gospel of Jesus Christ.
“Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and was buried and rose again according to the Scriptures.” (I Corinthians 15:3-4)
This central truth is what shapes my ministry, my personal life, and my family life. Because God has made me new through faith in His Son, I can’t help but worship Him all the days of my life.
And an integral part of that worship is a compulsion to tell others about Him, too.
Because “the Good News” is just too good to keep to myself.
Our family tries to be intentional about sharing with others the power of the gospel all year long. But we make special efforts at Christmas time.
I recently shared the reasons for that at Intoxicated on Life. Here’s an excerpt:
It turns out that the holiday season is a fantastic time for families to share their faith, as people are naturally more open to spiritual matters for many reasons.
1.)For some, the holidays provoke a sense of nostalgia as they remember earlier days of attending church with loved ones or listening to Christmas carols while decorating the tree.
2.)The prevailing aura of holiday cheer keeps people pretty jolly and willing to entertain conversations they wouldn’t otherwise have the patience for.
3.)Cultural acceptance of nativity scenes on display and Christ-centered carols on secular radio means many people are already thinking about matters of faith more than they usually would.
4.)Many people experience loneliness at this time of year, which can prompt a desire for a relationship with a faith community, and more importantly, with their Creator.
The article continues with ten suggestions for sharing your faith during the holidays. You can find them here, just a click away!