From my reading in Philemon in the One Year Bible New Testament.
Paul was a man of action.
He encouraged Philemon to experience the fullness of the Christian life by actively sharing his faith with others.
” I pray that you may be active in sharing your faith, so that you will have a full understanding of every good thing we have in Christ.” Philemon 6
Paul’s prayer was that through activly sharing their common faith with each other they would understand and experience the full measure of the good things they had in Jesus.
Unless you are actively sharing your faith with others you will not experience the fullness of the Christian life.
I believe this includes encouraging other Christians. If you do not have some close people in your life to fellowship with you are missing out.
“Sharing your faith” can also include sharing the gospel with people who are not yet Christians.
For me personally my faith really started coming alive when I began to share the good news on a regular basis. When you are sharing the gospel you are forced to think about how God saved you and are reminded of the goodness you have in Jesus. Also when you share your faith you are more aware of the Holy Spirit’s work in your life.
As you step out to share your faith you will experience the adventure God has for you.
You are not meant to keep your faith to yourself! It is meant to be shared.
When you share it with other believers that’s called fellowship.
When you share it with non believers that’s called evangelism.
I believe a fully alive Christian should be actively involved with fellowship and evangelism.
Which Christians in your life can you really share your life with?
Which non-Christians in your life can you be a part of sharing the good news with?
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