I John 1:3 “That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with His Son Jesus Christ.”
It is necessary that we be faithful witnesses of Jesus as we live our lives from day to day. The authors of the catechism continue the testimony of the disciples that regardless of the situation they found themselves they could not neglect speaking about Jesus.
It is shameful that often such open and bold witness embarrasses us. By refusing to witness to those around us we reveal that we lack the love of God that would move us to love the neighbor by seeking his or her salvation. The fellowship that God has given us in the gospel is rich and blessed. The gospel is the good news of salvation, which good news is summarized in the name Jesus. That name means Savior, and that is the whole content of the gospel. Jesus Christ came into this world to save sinners. In the midst of the darkness and despair of life, men and women need encouragement. God will give you opportunities today to lift high the banner of the cross. Don’t be ashamed, but rather freely boast of Jesus to those around you.
May God cause us more and more to witness to those around us concerning the wonder of Jesus’ work in us and for us.
Rev. Allen J. Brummel (Wife: Crysta)
Ordained: November 1995
Edgerton, MN - 1995; South Holland, IL - 1998; Missionary in Sioux Falls, SD - 2007; Heritage, Sioux Falls, SD - May 2010
Address3210 S.Fernwood Ave.
State or ProvinceS.Dakota