VIDEO Chain of Grace

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 Messiah. Acts 5:42, NIV

On the Cru website, Susie Richardson tells the story of a troubled Boston youth named Naseef, who was being drawn into a gang. A school teacher told him, “You don’t want to go down this path, Naseef. …You can do better…. God has a plan for you. Put him first.” 

Naseef joined the wrestling team and tried to focus on academics. Getting through high school, he enrolled in Boston’s Bentley University. That’s where he met a Cru intern named Andrew, who shared the Gospel with him. “I’d prayed, but never read the Bible,” Naseef recalls. “Now I realized why Jesus died on the cross—so I could be forgiven for what I did.” 

Today Naseef actively shares his faith with others. “I explain to my friends how God is growing me, and that it happens in small steps, especially when you’re in rough situations.”[1]

The Good News is the promise of salvation. When we have received Christ, we get to proclaim Him to others. That’s the Good News miracle that forges us into links of a chain stretching from Pentecost to the Second Coming.

Let others report bad news; we’ll share the good news.
Woodrow Kroll

[1]Susie Richardson, “Why Naseef Left His Gang,” Cru, December 9, 2015.

Acts 4:23-5:42 – Skip Heitzig

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