Saturday, October 4, 2008

Being a witness for CHRIST

Matthew 5:16 In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.

Why should I witness ?
- to ARREST evil
- to REDUCE the number of lost souls
- to OBEY the word of God

When a person is lost physically, their loved ones spare no effort to hunt for them. Isn't a LOST SOUL more precious than a missing person ?

What it means to be a witness ? 

Luke 15:8-10

8Or suppose a woman has ten silver coins and loses one. Does she not light a lamp, sweep the house and search carefully until she finds it?

9And when she finds it, she calls her friends and neighbors together and says, 'Rejoice with me; I have found my lost coin.'

10In the same way, I tell you, there is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents." 

Luke 15:3-7

3 Then Jesus told them this parable:

4 "Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep and loses one of them. Does he not leave the ninety-nine in the open country and go after the lost sheep until he finds it?

5 And when he finds it, he joyfully puts it on his shoulders

6 and goes home. Then he calls his friends and neighbors together and says, 'Rejoice with me; I have found my lost sheep.'

7 I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent. 

When & how should I witness ?

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?

The Gospel 

- is the good news

- is telling others what God has done in your life

-is your testimony

Sharing the Gospel is proclaiming who God is

- what is your story ?

- how did you come to know Jesus?

- What is God to you after you know Jesus?

To conclude:

-Do you see lost souls the way we see missing persons?

-Will you be his witness ? You have heard the good news, you have believed it and you have experienced it, what else are you waiting for ? 

-Do you have something to share to others ?

Share what God is doing in your life and what He is to you.   

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