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What are some key principles in sharing the Good News about JESUS?
BIBLE READING: 2 Kings 7:3-20
KEY BIBLE VERSE: Finally they said to each other, “This isn’t right. This is wonderful news, and we aren’t
sharing it with anyone! Even if we wait until morning, some terrible calamity will certainly fall upon us; come on,
let’s go back and tell the people at the palace.” (2 Kings 7:9, tlb)
If we have experienced the gospel as real Good News, we will not be able to keep it to ourself.
The lepers discovered the deserted camp and realized their lives had been spared. At first they kept the good news
to themselves, forgetting their fellow citizens who were starving in the city. The Good News about Jesus Christ
must be shared too, for no news is more important. We must not forget those who are dying without it. We must
not become so preoccupied with our own faith that we neglect sharing it with those around us. Our “wonderful
news,” like that of the lepers, will not “wait until morning.”
BIBLE READING: Jonah 3:1-10
KEY BIBLE VERSE: On the first day, Jonah started into the city. He proclaimed: “Forty more days and Nineveh
will be overturned.” The Ninevites believed God. They declared a fast, and all of them, from the greatest to the
least, put on sackcloth. (Jonah 3:4-5, niv)
Our responsibility is to share the Good News is a positive way; we can’t determine who will
respond. God’s word is for everyone. Despite the wickedness of the Ninevite people, they were open to God’s
message and repented immediately. If we simply proclaim what we know about God, we may be surprised at how
many people will listen. In Jonah’s case, the witnessing was done grudgingly, but it was still effective. We cannot
predict who will respond. We should never prevent someone from having the opportunity.
Revelation 12:10-12 ( ESV )
10 Message Notes
And I heard a loud voice in heaven, saying, "Now the salvation and the
power and the kingdom of our God and the authority of his Christ have
come, for the accuser of our brothers has been thrown down, who accuses
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them day and night before our God. And they have conquered him
by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony ,
for they loved not their lives even unto death. 12Therefore, rejoice, O heav-
ens and you who dwell in them! But woe to you, O earth and sea, for the
devil has come down to you in great wrath, because he knows that his time
is short!"
Why is the word of their testimony so important?

2 Timothy 1:12-13 ( ESV )


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which is why I suffer as I do. But I am not ashamed, for I know whom
I have believed, and I am convinced that he is able to guard until that
Day what has been entrusted to me. 13 Follow the pattern of the
sound words that you have heard from me, in the faith and love that are in
Christ Jesus.

I am not Ashamed = ______________________

for I know whom = ______________________

I have believed = ______________________

& I am convinced = ______________________

that He is able = ______________________

To guard until that day, what


has been entrusted to me.

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