Fishers of Men (continuation of Disciples Making Disciples)
Adapted from Bill Hybels book, Honest to God, and the chapter Unstereotyping Evangelism
Todays message will look at the vary styles of sharing the good news with folks. God has made us all unique and He will use your unigueness to reach the right type of folks.
We don’t need to be motivated by guilt, fear or shame, but a heart of love for the broken and hurting. And once you know your style of sharing you can relax and grow in it as your walk in the power of the Holy Spirit.
This past Sunday I took a poll to see how did people come to faith in Jesus, only 3 hands went up for finding Jesus on TV or the radio, but the rest of the congregations hands went up due to a family member or friend.
The biggest reason people come to Jesus is because of personal contact and conversation, that doesn’t mean the other ways don’t work, but the most effective way is one on one conversation and relationships. Its why Jesus wants disciples to make disciples.
Hearts That Love Part 9 | Sharing is Caring
For those who first become believers it is rather easy and less awkward to share ones faith, they are excited and enjoying the change that Jesus has brought them, for others the older we get we may tend to be less bold in sharing our faith with others. Jesus reveals his passion for lost folks and his compassion for the lost is and should be infectious to us. Jesus will tell a parable to try and shake up those who opposed him to reconsider their view of him and the good news He was trying to bring to them and the rest of the world.
Today’s message reflected on a video of a true story of a family needing to bring in a harvest of wheat, and then turning it back to look at what do we need to do to be apart of the spiritual harvest in our world today.
We all love a good story and there is nothing worse when a story gets interrupted or key parts of the story are left out. So one of the exciting things we have as Christians is our very own God Story, a Testimony.
Today we will take the time to help folks think through and begin to craft their own testimony and weave in Jesus’ role in it. This is my story…