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How and Why should I tell others? (Alpha 10)

Marilyn Appleby

This week’s Alpha question is How and Why should I tell others?

St Francis of Assisi is said to have quoted the following: “Preach the Gospel at all times, and if necessary use words.” However, there is some doubt that he did actually say that! Of course, there are many ways to show you are a Christian and share the Good News about Jesus, by what you do, by your attitude to life and to others.

The evangelist J. John strongly rejects this quote and claims that Francis of Assisi would disown it also! Actions are good, but you cannot actually share the gospel unless you use words! Whatever your thoughts are on this, it is evident that the important thing is to share our faith—share our story—your story!

Why? Because Jesus tells us to and we want all those we know to have eternal life, and that only comes through faith in Jesus Christ. 

He said to them, “Go into all the world
and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation”.
Mark 16:15