Impacting Cities & Communities thru Prayer
A Community of Prayer Champions, Praying Churches, Prayed-for Communities
On the day of Pentecost Peter stood and declared the gospel to people from all nations. He got to the heart of it proclaiming the death and resurrection of Jesus. Verse 23 says some significant things about the gospel.
“This Jesus, delivered up according to the definite plan and foreknowledge of God, you crucified and killed by the hands of lawless men.”
The cross of Jesus was not an afterthought. God was not surprised. The crucifixion of Jesus was in God's heart before the foundation of the Earth. Before you had ever committed any sin, before Adam and Eve turned the human race away from God's plan, a loving God knew what it would cost Him to redeem you, to restore us to fellowship with Him.
This ought to effect the way we look at people God has brought into our lives. Getting a grip on this will give us great confidence in the gospel that we have to share. You can be sure when you begin to interact with someone, that God has already been at work in them. God still loves people even when He knows they will reject Him. He is showing them His grace by sending you to tell them they could turn to Him if they would.
When we share Christ we are joining in God's plan from everlasting to everlasting.