Sin is the defiance of God's authority. It is the choice to do my will instead of His.
It is our disease in the human race and Christ is the only specialist who is Himself the remedy. Not only must we see this - we must help others to see it. We should be willing to repeat these words to people: "Behold! The Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!" (Jno. 1:29)
Now let me talk to Christians today. We have named the problem; we have come to terms with sin, by hearing, believing and obeying the gospel. In that obedience to the gospel, not only did we find forgiveness of sin - we accepting the challenge to share the message with other sinners. We were called out of sin by the gospel - not only for us to find the remedy, but to share it; to reach those still lost.
This is why it says - of the early Christians in Acts 5:42 - that "they did not cease teaching and preaching Jesus as the Christ."
Each one of us should be participants in evangelism - not only through means of our collective work, but as individuals. Each one should be a personal evangelist.
Here's a place to start - send an e-mail to someone you know today. Ask if you can begin a conversation with them about the gospel. If the conversation begins, simply use your Bible to show the problem, the solution and the application. You can do it.
By Warren E. Berkley
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From Expository Files 13.11; November 2006