Can we make “GMP Certified” a thing? (GMP = Gospel Message Proficient) I just made that up, but it should be a thing.
Each time I take the CPR Certification course, I realize I’ve actually forgotten a few key things about keeping someone alive till professionals arrive.
Thankfully, the life-saving skills I’ve practiced on a rubber torso have never been needed, but I’m grateful to have the training I need - just in case.
The thing is- knowing the gospel isn’t a “just in case” kind of thing. There is no doubt that I am going to encounter people who are dying spiritually. So my question is this:
Do I know the gospel well enough to offer it’s life-saving truth to dying souls at a moment’s notice?
I have often asked people to tell me what the gospel is and been met with either glazed looks or generic, “Jesus loves me and died on the cross.” While that is certainly PART of the gospel, sharing a fraction of the gospel will not breathe life into a dying soul.
The full gospel is something that we need to KNOW and REHEARSE. Believers should be able to confidently and proficiently give a one minute gospel message at any time - people’s eternal lives depend on us having this information and being equipped to use it!
So let me challenge you today to pursue your GMP Certification. Review the truth, rehearse the sharing of that truth, and intentionally look for opportunities to breathe life to those you will encounter this week!
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