In the gym, we are representatives for the workout. When a new person needs assistance, we are there for them, providing whatever insight/advice we can to help them improve.
We may talk to others about CrossFit outside of the gym because we know the benefits of being involved in such a high-intensity competitive sport.
But more importantly, as Christians, we are representatives of Jesus Christ. When someone wants to know Jesus, we should enthusiastically share His gospel.
Matthew tells us what God wants us to do. “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
That doesn’t mean we go around forcing the Word of God down peoples’ throats. That’s not an effective solution in bringing others to Jesus. Remember that when the Lord chose his disciples, he said, “Come follow me.” Christ led by example.
We can be better representatives for Jesus by doing the same thing, living with Him as the primary focus, and watching how it impacts others.
This mindset for Jesus leads to feeling freer. 2 Corinthians 3:17 reads, “Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.” It also leads to fewer burdens. For we know that His yoke is easy and his burden is light. Since we believe in Him, we have experienced these things.
And as Christians, we should also want those who do not know God to experience them. Mark tells us to “proclaim the gospel to all creation.” Suppose we aren’t doing that now. There is no better time to start than today.
1. Commit Corinthians 5:20 to memory.