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<< Saturday, July 12, 1997 >>
 
Genesis 49:29-33; 50:15-24
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Psalm 105 Matthew 10:24-33
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FEARLESS EVANGELIZATION

 
"Have no fear." —Genesis 50:19
So do not be afraid of anything." —Matthew 10:31
 

We should not be afraid to acknowledge Jesus publicly because:

  • We are "glad to become like" Jesus even in His suffering (Mt 10:25).
  • Our persecutors cannot destroy our souls (Mt 10:28).
  • We fear God (Mt 10:28).
  • God loves, values, and protects us (Mt 10:29-31).
  • Jesus will later acknowledge us before God the Father in heaven (Mt 10:32).
  • We disown Jesus if we don't acknowledge Him (see Mt 10:33).

The Lord has given us many reasons not to be afraid. He commands us: "Fear is useless. Only believe" (Mk 5:36, our transl.). He promises us: "Love has no room for fear; rather, perfect love casts out all fear" (1 Jn 4:18). We respond by praying: "The Lord is my Light and my Salvation; whom should I fear? The Lord is my life's Refuge; of whom should I be afraid?" (Ps 27:1) We respond by fearlessly and publicly acknowledging Jesus.

 
Prayer: Father, make me a fearless evangelizer.
Promise: "Do not let them intimidate you. Nothing is concealed that will not be revealed, and nothing hidden that will not become known." —Mt 10:26
Praise: Agnes prayed for years for her rowdy son. He received the Holy Spirit in a life-changing way. He has since led thousands of people to Jesus.
 
(For related teaching, order our leaflet, Evangelism As Worship.)
 
 
Nihil obstat: Reverend Ralph J. Lawrence, November 12, 1996
Imprimatur: †Most Reverend Carl K. Moeddel, Vicar General and Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, December 10, 1996
 
The Nihil obstat and Imprimatur are a declaration that a book or pamphlet is considered to be free from doctrinal or moral error. It is not implied that those who have granted the Nihil obstat and Imprimatur agree with the contents, opinions, or statements expressed.
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