Teaching from Sunday July 31 at Life Connection Church in Euless, TX
Life Connections = Love God ► Love Peopl ► Serve ► Tell
Jesus gave his charge: “God authorized and commanded me to commission you: Go out and train everyone you meet, far and near, in this way of life, marking them by baptism in the threefold name: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Then instruct them in the practice of all I have commanded you. I’ll be with you as you do this, day after day after day, right up to the end of the age.” Matt. 28:19-20 The Message
Key word in above paragraph: GO (Way of Life)
For “Anyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”
14 But how can they call on him to save them unless they believe in him? And how can they believe in him if they have never heard about him? And how can they hear about him unless someone tells them? 15 And how will anyone go and tell them without being sent? That is what the Scriptures mean when they say, “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!” Rom 10:13-15 NLT
Jesus’ Strategy is to Invest and Invite as a Life Style
1) Build a relational bridge and connect.
Accept people for who they are …. Give them value
2) Believe that people want to believe. God-sized void
3) Live the Good News and Tell it.
- Start spiritual conversations
- Tell your butology. (BC-AC)
- How has Christ made me different?
- How was I before?
- Long time joy and dealing with life issues.
- Teach Theology
Salvation is not a reward for the good things we have done, so none of us can boast about it. Eph 2:9
For all have sinned; all fall short of God’s glorious standard. Rom3:23
But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners. Rom 5:8 NLT
For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord. Rom6:23NLT
For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by confessing with your mouth that you are saved. Rom10:10
For “Anyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” Rom10:13
4) Ask for a commitment. Do you want to be different?
“Please, sir,” the woman said, “give me some of that water! Then I’ll never be thirsty again, and I won’t have to come here to haul water.” John 4:15NLT
5) Be ready for rejection.
- Don’t argue.
- Realize it is a spiritual battle
- Don’t keep on at this time
6) Best tellers…..New Christians
The mature believers should be the best tellers.
Who do you know you need to tell? Or tell again? Invest and invite….