CAN YOU SEE GODWORKING IN YOURLIFE? PART 2Sunday, August 26, 2012
Everyone Has a Story!Effective sharing of your faithincludes telling others how Godhas worked in your life!…that the sharing of yourfaith may become effectiveby the acknowledgment ofevery good thing which is inyou in Christ Jesus.
The Book of Philemon (New King JamesVersion)4 I thank my God, making mention of you always in my prayers, 5 hearing of your love and faith which you have toward the Lord Jesus and toward all the saints,Love and faith expressed to Jesus and people (Christians…)
Galatians 6:1010 Whenever we have theopportunity, we should do goodto everyone, especially to ourChristian brothers and sisters.
Matthew 22:37-4037 Jesus replied, " You must lovethe Lord your God with all yourheart, all your soul, and all yourmind.’ 38 This is the first andgreatest commandment. 39 Asecond is equally important: Loveyour neighbor as yourself.
Matthew 22:37-40 All the other commandments and40all the demands of the prophetsare based on these twocommandments."
The Book of Philemon (New King JamesVersion)6 that the sharing of your faith maybecome effective by theacknowledgment of every goodthing which is in you in ChristJesus.
God is at Work in You!• acknowledgment-do you recognize God is at work? Give Him credit!• every good thing-have you taken time to think about all the good things He has done? “Count your blessings…” Really—make a list!• in Christ Jesus-this is all about Jesus at work in you, through you, for you
The Book of Philemon (New King JamesVersion)7 For we have great joy andconsolation in your love, becausethe hearts of the saints have beenrefreshed by you, brother.
Everyone Has a Story!• Everything mentioned thus far points to the result: hearts of people (specifically Believers) have been refreshed and encouraged.• Do we underestimate how we impact the lives of others?• Do we underestimate the value God places on our encouragement of others?
The Woman At The Well John 4:7-42John 4:28-30The woman left her water jar beside the well and went back to the village and told everyone, 29 "Come and meet a man who told me everything I ever did! Can this be the Messiah?” 30 So the people came streaming from the village
The Woman At The WellJohn 4:39-42Many Samaritans from the village believed in Jesus because the woman had said, "He told me everything I ever did!” 40 When they came out to see him, they begged him to stay at their village. So he stayed for two
The Woman At The Well41 long enough for many of them tohear his message and believe. 42Then they said to the woman,"Now we believe because we haveheard him ourselves, not justbecause of what you told us. He isindeed the Savior of the world."
Everyone Has a Story! The woman’s story brought the people to see Jesus. Then they believed because they met Jesus themselves!