“People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care” ~ Theodore Roosevelt
LEAP – Listen – Engage – Apply – Produce
And how will anyone go and tell them without being sent? That is why the Scriptures say, “How beautiful are the feet of messengers who bring good news!” Rom 10:15
Jesus came and told his disciples, “I have been given all authority in heaven and on earth. 19 Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. 20 Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Matt 28:18-20
People know they ______________ something, they are not sure what.
We are God’s Love With Skin. Gifted and _______ to guide people back to God.
And all of this is a gift from God, who brought us back to himself through Christ. And God has given us this task of reconciling people to him. 19 For God was in Christ, reconciling the world to himself, no longer counting people’s sins against them. And he gave us this wonderful message of reconciliation. 2 Cor 5:18-19
So we are Christ’s ambassadors; God is making his appeal through us. We speak for Christ when we plead, “Come back to God!” 21 For God made Christ, who never sinned, to be the offering for our sin, so that we could be made right with God through Christ. 2 Cor 5:20-21
Four Life Connections
- Disconnected to God. (Bible calls them _______)
Jesus told him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me. John 14:6
- Child to the ___________.
For his Spirit joins with our spirit to affirm that we are God’s children. Rom 8:16
Yes, I am the vine; you are the branches. Those who remain in me, and I in them, will produce much fruit. For apart from me you can do nothing. John 15:5
…the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things! Gal 5:22-23
- Child to child. (The __________)
No one has ever seen God. But if we love each other, God lives in us, and his love is brought to full expression in us. 1 John 4:12
As iron sharpens iron, so a friend sharpens a friend. Prov 27:17
- Child to the _______________.
…all the while praising God and enjoying the goodwill of all the people. And each day the Lord added to their fellowship those who were being saved. Acts 2:47
He spoke to them again and said, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you.” John 20:21NLT