We Praise God to worship him, to be strengthened spiritually, and to make Him known!
1 Corinthians 14:26 – “What then shall we say, brothers and sisters? When you come together, each of you has a hymn, or a word of instruction, a revelation, a tongue or an interpretation.”
1 Corinthians 14:24: “But if an unbeliever or an inquirer comes in while everyone is prophesying, they are convicted of sin and are brought under judgment by all, as the secrets of their hearts are laid bare. So they will fall down and worship God, exclaiming, ‘God is really among you.’” So, my standard answer when asked: “Do you think the Church assembly is for Christians or non-Christians?” is “A____________.”
Psalm 96:1-4 NKJV
1 Oh, sing to the LORD a new song! Sing to the LORD, all the earth.
2 Sing to the LORD, bless His name; Proclaim the good news of His salvation from day to day.
3 Declare His glory among the nations, His wonders among all peoples.
4 For the LORD is great and greatly to be praised; He is to be feared above all gods.
Psalm 96:10, says: “Say among the nations, “The Lord reigns.” The world is firmly established, it cannot be moved; he will judge the peoples with equity.” Back to the basics of sharing our faith.
Back in 1993, the Barna group surveyed Christians and found that at that time, 89% of Christians who had shared their faith agreed this is a responsibility of every Christian. Today, just 64% say so—a 25-point drop. In other words, B________% of Christians don’t believe it’s their responsibility to share their faith in Christ with others.
SHARING YOUR FAITH
Six Reasons To Share Your Faith More this Year:
To Spread God’s C__________________. What is it to glorify God? It’s to shine the D________________on his goodness! 2 Corinthians 4:6 – “For God, who said, ‘Let light shine out of darkness,’ made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of God’s glory displayed in the face of Christ.” “Go home to your own people and tell them how much the Lord has done for you, and how he has had mercy on you.” (Mark 5:19-20)
To Give E________________ to Others. Once we were “without hope and without God in the world” (Ephesians 2:12). When we share the gospel, we offer the same hope that is only found in Christ. Which of your family members, friends, or neighbors have yet to experience the hope God offers?
Because We Are God’s F_____________________. 2 Corinthians 5:18-20: “All this is from God, who reconciled us to Himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: that God was reconciling the world to Himself in Christ, not counting people’s sins against them. And He has committed to us the message of reconciliation. We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making His appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God.” What could happen if you began your day thinking, and then went about it saying to yourself, “I am God’s ambassador”? I’m his representative, his spokesperson?
Because it’s the best way to spread G_____________! “We write this to make our joy complete” (1 John 1:4). Whom do you want to experience this joy?
Because you will deepen your H_________________ of your own faith. “I pray that your partnership with us in the faith may be effective in deepening your understanding of every good thing we share for the sake of Christ.” (Philemon vs. 6)
Because there’s no better personal joy than to see lives I_______________ by Christ. 2 Kings 7:9 -“This is a day of good news, and we aren’t sharing it with anyone.” (vs. 9 NLT). How or why would we keep to ourselves something so good.