Created to Share Jesus
“Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you or forsake you.” ~Deuteronomy 31:6-8 (NIV)
Happy New Year! With a new year we have the invitation to share Jesus. This past month we offered a Bible Study based on the William Fay book Share Jesus without Fear.
Over consecutive Monday’s in early December, those in our study had the opportunity to learn a new skill set for evangelizing. Reference to scriptures with an invitation to know Christ set the basic foundation for the study.
One thing that we learned was that persons have their own way of knowing Jesus and expressing their faith. While each one comes to know Jesus in a unique way, one thing remains true for all: scripture speaks for itself as it lights the path to receiving Jesus. God is the leader when it comes to inviting persons to Christ. We are the instruments that God uses to plant seeds and the Holy Spirit does the powerful work.
Another thing we learned is that we are often fearful of sharing the Good News of Jesus because we are afraid that we will be rejected. But that need not be a worry because with scripture speaking for itself and the Holy Spirit interceding in the process we just need to get out of the way to let God work.
In this new year, we have the opportunity to invite our family and friends to a meaningful relationship with Jesus Christ. Don’t be afraid, for God is with you on the journey.
If you would like to learn more about extending an invitation to Jesus to someone you know, do not hesitate to contact me. It is my joy to share such a journey with you and with others whom you love. There is a leader’s kit with this study that will walk you through each step of the way.
Be courageous in your faith and do not fear! If you are looking for a richer relationship with Jesus Christ know that the church is here to encourage and partner with you. God is all around us and through us. The Holy Spirit will never be apart from you and you will always be loved by Christ.
Happy New Year and God’s Peace,