And said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature (Mark 16:15).
It may surprise you to know how many of your next-door neighbours are yet to hear about Jesus. This thought motivated me back then, and still does today, to go all out, preaching the Gospel to everyone.
Growing up as a Christian, I went from street to street, and from house to house, telling people about Jesus. I felt the onus was on me to tell the untold, and reach the unreached; to let the whole world know that Jesus came into the world to die for our sins, and was buried, and raised back to life for our justification. This is the greatest news on planet earth!
To receive the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and be born again, is the best thing that could happen to anyone. As a Christian, you have a divine mandate to preach the Gospel to those in your world and the regions beyond. God has committed to you the ministry of reconciling men back to Him (2 Corinthians 5:18).
The Gospel of Jesus Christ is the only hope for sustainable progress and development for any nation or a people. It holds God’s answer to all of the predicaments of humanity. In Romans 1:16, Paul said, “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.” The Gospel is the power of God unto salvation; in it, the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith (Romans 1:16-17).
For the influence, impact and effect of righteousness to increase in every nation, we must keep preaching the Gospel. The realization that Jesus, the Son of God, died for the salvation of the world and yet some still haven’t heard about Him should motivate you to preach and tell everyone you meet about Jesus.