CAN I GET A WITNESS? - The BodyShop Part 6

So often in our spiritual lives we talk about what we want God to do for us; but did you ever think about what you can do for Him?  Did you know that you hold the key to God's heart?  And that you have the ability to put an everlasting smile on His Face?

How?  The key to any father's heart is his children.  And as members of Christ's Body, we have the opportunity/responsibility to be witnesses of God's love to the world around us.  And that's what evangelism - the 5th and final pillar of a healthy church member - is all about.

God isn't looking for salesmen; He's looking for witnesses.  Check out the video above to find out what it means to be a witness and what we need to do to accomplish.

BOLD Part 4 - The Power of Story

"Lift up your eyes and look at the fields, for they are already white for harvest!" (John 4:35)

Sometimes evangelism is just sowing seeds; but sometimes it involves reaping the harvest.  Are you prepared for that?  How would you answer if someone asked you "why is going to church so important to you?  Why do you pray?  Why do you believe?"  Would you be able to answer those questions clearly and concisely?

If not, you need to get caught up on yesterday's message in the BOLD: All Things to All Men series.  In it, we talked about the POWER OF STORY - the most powerful tool when it comes to being a witness and sharing our faith.

Start Here. Start Now.

“But you be watchful in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry.”  2 Timothy 4:5

We are called to do the work of an evangelist.  Actually, let me say that more bluntly: YOU ARE CALLED TO DO THE WORK OF AN EVANGELIST.

All week I’ve been talking about evangelism and what it is and what it isn’t.  I’ve already made it clear that evangelism doesn’t mean standing on a corner and yelling at people to repent before they go to hell (see video above for many ways to NOT do the work of evangelist).

But the issue still remains that I have to do something.  I cannot sit back and do nothing and claim that evangelism isn’t for me.  I am called to be evangelist and to do the work of an evangelist.  Whatever talents and gifts God has given me, I have to somehow figure out how to use those in a way for the purpose of witnessing for God.  And as I said yesterday, that can take many different shapes and forms, but the inescapable point is this: I AM CALLED TO DO THE WORK OF AN EVANGELIST.

But the major question is this:  How should I start? 


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