Saturday, December 29, 2007
I Peter 3:15 provides an ideal pattern for witnessing: " . . . sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear."
1. Sanctify or hallow God within your heart. This reminds us that a good witness come from a right heart relationship with God.
2. Be ready. The opportunities to bear witness are according to God's schedule, not ours. They can come at any time, anywhere, in any situation.
3. Give an answer. You can't answer something that has not been asked. Ideally, witnessing comes as a response to a question or problem that God wants to answer.
4. The hope that is in us: we witness based on a reasonable hope, "the evidence of things not seen" (Hebrews 11:1b). That hope cannot be our wishful thinking, but must be based on the promises of God in Scripture. It is an inside hope, not an outside chance.
5. The attitude of the witness must be with meekness and fear. This refers to a dual approach--humility toward the person to whom we tell the Good News, and reverence toward the God of whom we tell.
I hope you enjoyed hearing Moishe's lesson from God's word. HAPPY WITNESSING AND HAPPY NEW YEAR!!
Wednesday, December 26, 2007
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
- If you obey God, you'll be miserable.
- The abundant life is trouble-free.
- Unbelievers don't want to hear the gospel.
- You couldn't help yourself . . . the temptation was too great.
- If you fail, you're a failure.
- You are what others think of you.
- God can't use you.
- You can't obey God.
- If you do certain things, God will be pleased with you, and you will earn his affection.*
Faith in Christ will release you from the lies Satan constantly spews out to bind us. The sad reality is that these untruths are often delivered through those most important to us. When the lies are cleared away, we leave room for Jesus to teach us how to live in freedom. For Jesus said, "If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free" (John 8:31-32).
Thursday, December 13, 2007
Thursday, December 6, 2007
Tuesday, December 4, 2007
In our Christian life, we lose to an inferior squad every now and then. Satan and his team can get the best of us at times. During those losing days, we may need to get back to the basics: Keeping our eye on Jesus, our Master Coach and keeping our hands on the ball. Our football is the Holy Bible. I’m not a yelling football coach, but if you could see me now, I’d hold my Bible high and say, “Christians, let’s stay focused on the basics of our game—the Holy Bible at all times.”
May God grant us Victory in Jesus more and more each day.