March 6, 2021 Bible Reading
March 6, 2021
I Want to, But How?
Many Christians know they should witness and want to share their faith with others but wonder, “How?”
First, we need to be open about the fact that we are Christians.
We need to talk to people about Jesus and tell them about the difference He’s made in our lives. We can’t be undercover Christians—-trying to blend in with the world and hoping that no one notices we are different. No, we are different. More importantly, we have what they need.
Keeping your faith to yourself is as selfish as having a cure to the coronavirus but only sharing the antidote with yourself and your family.
No one would do this! Yet, people are dying spiritually and we don’t want to “offend” anyone. Who cares if they are offended or if they like you—you have what they need. Tell them about it.
Secondly, we must represent Jesus well.
Simply put: Live like a Christian.
Make Jesus look good. Represent Him well.
Be kind. Love people. Don’t be a hypocrite.
Obey the Bible and live your life for Jesus and practice what you preach.
Finally, we need to pray.
I’ll be honest and admit that there are people in my life who do not know Jesus and they don’t want to hear about Him from me. We’ve shared the Gospel for years, we’ve lived the life in front of them, and yet, they’d rather not have a relationship with us than come to Jesus.
What can you do in this situation? Are you free from all responsibility? Absolutely not!! This is when you pray. Pray that God will bring people into their lives that they will listen to. Pray that God will change their hearts. Pray that God will arrange circumstances in their lives that will cause them to come to Him. Pray and pray and pray and pray. Prayer can move mountains that we cannot. It is the responsibility of every believer to pray for the people in our lives who do not know Jesus.
Because Heaven and Hell are real. Eternity is forever. Rather than denying these facts or ignoring our responsibility, we need to let these facts motivate us.
To Live Like a Christian.
To Give to Missions.
To Participate in Outreach.
And most importantly to pray.
It’s all part of our call to Rise and Shine!
Memory Verse: The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance. (2 Peter 3:9)
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