Whose witness are you? (TiS Version)
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Whose witness are you? (TiS Version) Whose witness are you? (TiS Version) Presentation Transcript

  • Who should be To what? a witness? When? Effective Where? Witnessing How?
  • • Individuals – John 4:7-26 • To family – Luke 8:38–39, John 1:40-42 • Debates/groups – Acts 17:17 What is it all about? The church is in the business of disciple making. Never let the primary cause of Christ become the secondary purpose of His church or His people.
  • Method/Manner Scriptural Reference Trait Answering Colossians 4:6, 1 Peter 3:15 Theological Focus questions Explaining Acts 17:10-12 Time in the Word Scriptures Writing Luke 1:1-4 Leverage opportunities Holy living Matthew 5:16 Authenticity Devotion/worship Matthew 26:6-7 Genuine surrender Out of love Philippians 1:15-17 Godly view of man Sense of urgency Ezekiel 33:7-9, 2 Corinthians 5:20 Mission minded Boldly Ephesians 6:19-20 Spirit led View slide
  • “but in your hearts honour Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defence to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect, having a good conscience so that, when you are slandered, those who revile your good behaviour in Christ may be put to shame. ” – 1 Peter 3:15–16 View slide
  • “but in your hearts honour Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defence to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect, having a good conscience, so that, when you are slandered, those who revile your good behaviour in Christ may be put to shame. ” – 1 Peter 3:15–16
  • “but in your hearts honour Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defence to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect, having a good conscience, so that, when you are slandered, those who revile your good behaviour in Christ may be put to shame. ” – 1 Peter 3:15–16
  • •“So everyone who acknowledges me before men, I also will acknowledge before my Father who is in heaven,” - Matthew 10:32 •“For whoever is ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of him will the Son of Man also be ashamed when he comes in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.” - Mark 8:38 •“No one who denies the Son has the Father. Whoever confesses the Son has the Father also.” - 1 John 2:23 •“Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God.” - 1 John 4:15
  • • “I will recount the steadfast love of the LORD, the praises of the LORD, according to all that the LORD has granted us, and the great goodness to the house of Israel that he has granted them according to his compassion, according to the abundance of his steadfast love.” – Isaiah 63:7 • “Come and hear, all you who fear God, and I will tell what he has done for my soul.” – Psalm 66:16
  • • “The LORD has brought about our vindication; come, let us declare in Zion the work of the LORD our God.” – Jeremiah 51:10 • “It has seemed good to me to show the signs and wonders that the Most High God has done for me.” – Daniel 4:2 • “He answered, “Whether he is a sinner I do not know. One thing I do know, that though I was blind, now I see.”” – John 9:25
  • Witness Impact Actions Decisions Visible Invisible Values Beliefs
  • • “I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.” – C.S. Lewis • “I didn’t go to religion to make me happy. I always knew a bottle of Port would do that. If you want a religion to make you feel really comfortable, I certainly don’t recommend Christianity.” – C.S. Lewis
  • • “And he said to them, ‘Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.’” – Matthew 4:19 • “For whoever is ashamed of me and of my words, of him will the Son of Man be ashamed when he comes in his glory and the glory of the Father and of the holy angels.” – Luke 9:26 • “In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven” – Matthew 5:16
  • “Oh, what a conquest will he [Satan] think he hath got, if he can make a minister lazy and unfaithful; if he can tempt a minister into covetousness or scandal! He will glory against the church, and say, ‘These are your holy preachers: you see what their preciseness is, and whither it will bring them.’ He will glory against Jesus Christ himself, and say, ‘These are thy champions! I can make thy chiefest servants to abuse thee; I can make the stewards of thy house unfaithful.’” - C. H. Spurgeon