FULFILLED PROPHECY ILLUSTRATION
Suppose someone predicted just 8 things about a person, any 8 things, for example:
(that’s 10 with 17 zeros - 1,000,000,000,000,000,000)!
To get a picture of this, let’s cover the state of Texas 2 feet deep in silver dollars. Hidden among them is 1 silver dollar marked with an “X”.
Then we’ll send someone “blindfolded” out to pick up just 1 coin.
The chances of them choosing the one with the “X” is: 1 in 10 (to the 17th power).
Yet - THERE ARE OVER 300 PROPHECIES (actually 333; most have already happened) ABOUT JESUS IN THE OLD TESTAMENT! What are the chances of that?
*WELL, JUST FOR THE SAKE OF CONVERSATION, LET’S ASSUME that the Bible is the word of God.
* By saying JUST FOR THE SAKE OF CONVERSATION, you’re NOT asking them to agree with you. Rather you’re simply seeking to begin, or continue, sharing the Gospel. This is a very valuable statement; don’t underestimate it – it’s worth memorizing.
Jesus (the perfect God-man) never sinned. He didn't deserve to be punished. Yet Jesus willingly chose to take our place for the sin we deserve eternal punishment. He was God's way of providing a "perfect substitute".
This story demonstrates how we can now enter into a right relationship with God. A relationship where we can experience a life of peace, joy and love with our Creator - NOW. And a relationship with hope and assurance of life FOREVER in His loving presence. Not that we deserve it, but - because of what Jesus has done for us!
Jesus (God in the flesh) genuinely loves each one of us so much that He stepped in to suffer the wrath of God poured out upon sin. Your sin. Sin which God hates. Yes, God demonstrated His love in that, "While we were still sinners, Christ died for us". (Romans 5:8)
WE LEARN BEST BY DOING!
When it comes to witnessing, you learn best by doing whether you're just getting started or experienced and simply looking to improve.
Although many Christians know the importance of witnessing, most will go days (weeks) without thinking about sharing the Gospel and exposing someone to the Good News!
YET GOD HAS UNIQUELY PLACED YOU IN THE CENTER OF A NETWORK OF RELATIONSHIPS - A "SPHERE OF INFLUENCE" FOR HIS PURPOSE.
The BEST WAY TO GAIN CONFIDENCE AND COMPETENCE is to DO IT!
This doesn't mean forcing it to happen or...
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SIX GOOD REASONS TO HELP KIDS SHARE THEIR FAITH:
1. By establishing a deep, rich understanding of the Gospel and personal relationship with Jesus Christ in the formative years you strengthen your...
POWER FROM GOD
A lifestyle of prayer, following the Holy Spirit's leading and focusing on the difference being a Christian makes in life today AND life forever will be a compelling empowerment from God, to share our faith.
REMEMBER - CONVERSION IS A PROCESS
Most people do not respond to the Gospel the first time they hear it. As Christians, we are all part of the process. Some plant seeds of faith. Others water and encourage a response towards Christ. But in the end, it's God...
THE PRIMARY REASON
The Lord is at work in your heart giving you the desire to help others come to experience what you have in Jesus Christ. He wants to see others come to experience the benefits of a personal relationship with Him. And because of His love, He wants to save others from the unnecessary hardships apart from that relationship both now and forever.
ONCE WE KNOW WHY WE SHOULD EVANGELIZE, WE'LL FIND A WAY TO DO IT!!!