God in my Everything - Witness
Series: God in my Everything
November 17, 2019
One of the greatest joys of life is helping another person experience the good news of the Gospel - helping them to know the joy of following Jesus. But how do you do that without being preachy, self-righteous, and annoying ? Also, some of us are still unsure about following Jesus ourselves. We don't want to be blind sheep, we have doubts and questions. If I had a conversion what proof would there be that it was actually real ? Whether you are a seeker or someone who wants to help seekers experience God, join us as we look at two key moments when very ordinary people encountered the presence of Jesus the Christ.
“When something good happens to us, we tell people about it…as we grasp how kind [Jesus] has been to us, we will naturally want to share the good news of what he has done for us with others… Communicating Christ is not primarily about our competencies; it is something the Holy Spirit does through us…Conversion is a mysterious work of God in the life of a person, something that begins long before I arrive, and continues long after I’m out of the picture… Our primary role is to serve not as a salesperson but as a hiking guide…helping them see the work of God that is already in their lives.”
– Ken Shigematsu in “God in my Everything”
"The word is near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart," that is, the word of faith we are proclaiming: That if you confess with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord," and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.
Two blind men were sitting by the roadside, and when they heard that Jesus
was going by, they shouted, "Lord, Son of David, have mercy on us!"
31 The crowd rebuked them and told them to be quiet, but they shouted all the
louder, "Lord, Son of David, have mercy on us!" 32 Jesus stopped and
called them. "What do you want me to do for you?" he asked. 33
"Lord," they answered, "we want our sight." 34 Jesus had
compassion on them and touched their eyes. Immediately they received their
sight and followed him.
1 Jesus entered Jericho and was passing through. 2 A man was there by the name of Zacchaeus; he was a chief tax collector and was wealthy. 3 He wanted to see who Jesus was, but being a short man he could not, because of the crowd. 4 So he ran ahead and climbed a sycamore-fig tree to see him, since Jesus was coming that way. 5 When Jesus reached the spot, he looked up and said to him, "Zacchaeus, come down immediately. I must stay at your house today." 6 So he came down at once and welcomed him gladly. 7 All the people saw this and began to mutter, "He has gone to be the guest of a 'sinner.'" 8 But Zacchaeus stood up and said to the Lord, "Look, Lord! Here and now I give half of my possessions to the poor, and if I have cheated anybody out of anything, I will pay back four times the amount." 9 Jesus said to him, "Today salvation has come to this house, because this man, too, is a son of Abraham. 10 For the Son of Man came to seek and to save what was lost."
1st Peter 3:15
But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give
an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that
you have. But do this with gentleness and respect
- ROMANS 10:14
“How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them?”
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