Faith Is Contagious

“If you know Christ as Lord then you have a responsibility to spread this Good News to those around you so that they too may have the chance to be infected with faith. Faith is contagious but we need to open our mouths before it will spread.”

Acts 5:42
Day after day, in the temple courts and from house to house, they never stopped teaching and proclaiming the good news that Jesus is the Christ.

Covid-19 has probably been the most universally transmitted viral infection the world has ever known. As the original strain has modified with every mutation, it has become increasingly contagious. We pray for those who have suffered the ills of this pandemic. We pray for healing, sustenance and restoration.

As drastic as this pandemic has been it has got me thinking about the gospel. The Scripture tells us that the word of God propagates faith. That is, faith becomes contagious if God’s word is spread. Faith is a very contagious commodity that, once contracted, will change a person’s life for the good, for good. The message of Christ is the Good News that Jesus took the consequences of sin upon himself when he died in our place on the cross. The grace of God is shown by Jesus’ death and resurrection and we are saved by grace through faith. Faith is contagious but, unlike Covid-19, contacting faith results in life not death! And this message is spread through the lips of those who have already been infected with faith.

Jesus commissioned us to be his witnesses throughout the world. If you know Christ as Lord then you have already moved from condemnation to mercy, from legal bondage to grace and from a death sentence to abundant life. If you know Christ as Lord then you are contaminated with faith, a faith that comes by the Good News. If you know Christ as Lord then you have a responsibility to spread this Good News to those around you so that they too may have the chance to be infected with faith. Faith is contagious but we need to open our mouths before it will spread.

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Help me to not cover my lips with my hand but share your word boldly

“O my Lord, thank you that the Good News of the message of Christ has developed faith in me. That Good News is the news that Jesus died and rose again to set me free from sin, Satan and death. Your word has commissioned me to spread this Good News at every chance I have. Help me to share my faith as much as I can. Help me to not cover my lips with my hand but share your word boldly. Help me to always be ready to spread the Gospel so that those around me will contract faith by my words. Amen.”

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Dudley Anderson

Originally from South Africa, Dudley Andersen now lives in the UK where he heads up Sure Reality Media and pastors Cornerstone Family Church in Worcestershire. He is married to Karen-Leigh and has two children, Kerryn and Ryan. Dudley has a background in radio and has worked for Radio Pulpit, Impact Radio and Christian Vision. Since 2005 he has produced diverse content for various Christian stations. He is the author of God-Tracking Through the Year and Overflowing Hope and writes a weekly e-mail devotional called, GodTracker. Dudley is also a worship leader.

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