Growing up in a violent, urban family, I saw a ton of bloodshed before I was even out of elementary school. It was terrible and marked me deeply. But I wonder how much worse it would have gotten if someone hadn’t gotten the Gospel to my family in time. I wonder what would have happened to me if someone hadn’t shared the Gospel with me. Who knows? I may have been the worst of them all.
But Jesus intervened and changed the trajectory of my family completely. What Jesus did for me and for my family, He can do with anyone. That’s why the Gospel is key. That’s why reaching people while they’re as young as possible is crucial!
James 5:20 explains it this way:
Remember this: Whoever turns a sinner from the error of their way will save them from death and cover over a multitude of sins.
When you reach someone with the Gospel, you save them from death and from committing a multitude of potential future sins—sins they might have committed if Christ hadn’t transformed them.
Millions upon millions of young people being transformed by the Gospel could avert millions upon millions of potential sins. Think of the murders, the kidnappings, the sexual perversions, and all the other sins that could be prevented if a generation turned to Jesus.
That’s our vision at Dare 2 Share. It’s all about preventive measures. It’s all about striking at the root of evil before it grows its rotten fruit.
“Sound of Freedom“ is an amazing movie. But the sound of true and everlasting freedom that comes from the Good News of Jesus is even more amazing.
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