“We have tried to attract people through so many different strategies. What if they saw an army of people with inexpressible joy, peace that surpasses comprehension, and immeasurable greatness of power? How could they not be intrigued?” -Francis Chan via Twitter
-excerpts from Anthony Vance’s Evening Sermon
“The next day Jesus decided to go to Galilee. He found Philip and said to him, ‘Follow Me.’ Now Philip was from Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter.” -John 1:43-44
Who’s your Philip? And will you take him to the throne of grace, knowing that Philip’s only hope is Jesus? And will you ask Jesus to go find Philip–to call him and make him His own? -Anthony Vance
Sunday Evening | The Right Ambition of a Faithful Witness | John 1:35-42 | Pastor Anthony Vance
The next day again John was standing with two of his disciples, and he looked at Jesus as he walked by and said, “Behold, the Lamb of God!” The two disciples heard him say this, and they followed Jesus. -John 1:35-37
We are mistaken if we thing our goal is only to witness to sinners. Our ambition when we share the Gospel is for God to save sinners.
Sunday Morning Sermon Audio
Promises that Come By Giving by Faith | 2 Corinthians 9:6-8 | Tim Parrish, missionary to Southeast Asia
Sunday Evening Sermon Audio
The Right Ambition of a Faithful Witness | John 1:35-42 | Pastor Anthony Vance
Sunday Morning | Bro. Sherl Thomas | Lessons from a Miracle | Luke 5:1-11
And Simon answered, “Master, we toiled all night and took nothing! But at Your word I will let down the nets.” And when they had done this, they enclosed a large number of fish, and their nets were breaking. –Luke 5:5-6
These disciples didn’t put these fish in the net. God put them there! Just be faithful in launching out your net.
How then will they call on Him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in Him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching? And how are they to preach unless they are sent? As it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!” -Romans 10:14-15
“Surely we can’t know this gospel and keep it to ourselves.” -Ligon Duncan at T4G 2014 via @T4GOnline on Twitter
For many, of whom I have often told you and now tell you even with tears, walk as enemies of the cross of Christ. Their end is destruction, their god is their belly, and they glory in their shame, with minds set on earthly things. -Philippians 3:18-19
“Winners of souls must first be weepers for souls.” -C.H. Spurgeon via Tim Challies on Twitter
And Saul’s uncle said, “Please tell me what Samuel said to you.” And Saul said to his uncle, “He told us plainly that the donkeys had been found.” But about the matter of the kingdom, of which Samuel had spoken, he did not tell him anything. -1 Samuel 10:15-16
Saul’s uncle was inquiring about the Word of the Lord. The Kingdom of God should have been the center of Saul’s conversation, but instead he is only talking about donkeys.
So often when we’re given the opportunity to witness, we end up talking about donkeys and the weather and keep our lips zipped about the Kingdom of God. What’s your main message?
[from 9.15.2013 Sunday Evening Sermon by Pastor Steve Wainright on 1 Samuel 10]
Herod said, “John I beheaded, but who is this about whom I hear such things?” And he sought to see Him. -Luke 9:9
When the disciples proclaimed the message of Christ, Herod was perplexed and asked about Him.
When you are witnessing, it all fails if you don’t point to Jesus Christ. Your life must be Christocentric.
Is your life pointing to Jesus Christ?