MMA fighter Ken Shamrock delivered a heartfelt message to Valley Bible Fellowship in Bakersfield, California, on Sunday, imploring worshippers to speak freely about Jesus and the gospel.
And he also warned of the consequences of refusing to share one’s faith.
Shamrock opened his address by admitting that he sometimes has an ego and isn’t a professional speaker. So, he prayed with the audience in an effort to ensure that God was the centerpiece of his address.
The retired wrestler also told parishioners that he believes his own past experiences can help others cope with the challenges they face in their lives.
“I believe God is using me to reach out and touch people who are struggling with either past experiences or experiences that are going on right now,” Shamrock said. “And that being able to talk about some of the things that I have gone through would help them understand that there is another way for them to get past some of the demons that they’re working through.”
But at the core of his message was a challenge for Christians to reach out to others with the gospel message.
“Don’t sit on your Bible,” Shamrock said. “Don’t hug it to your chest and keep it to yourself. God created you a certain way. Just because you’ve become a Christian doesn’t mean you become passive.”
Rather than being blasé about their faith, the fighter told the congregation to openly share Jesus with others — and presented the stirring consequences of not sharing the gospel, The Christian Post reported.
“The difference between speaking out on something like this is life and death. And when I say that I mean eternal life and eternal damnation,” he said. “Don’t ever pass up an opportunity to spread God’s Gospel or His Word because it is eternal life or eternal damnation.”
Watch Shamrock’s sermon at the 58:30-mark below:
(H/T: Christian Post)