Wisdom

Share Jesus Without Fear – The Power of Scripture

In this session of Share Jesus Without Fear we will see how the power of Scripture can change lives.

It is through Scripture that God can speak to the heart of people. He alone can convict and draw people to Himself.

Once you have determined that the person you are asking probing questions to is ready to read scripture and listen to the Holy Spirit, then your job becomes that of a page turner. Yes – all you need to do is turn pages in the Bible so your person can read the Scripture for themselves and determine what God is saying to them.

The enclosed document will help you determine which Scripture to read. Mark the pages in your Bible so all you are doing is turning the page to the next scripture. God will do the heavy lifting at this point!

Download the Power of Scripture page now.

Share Jesus Without Fear – Common Fears

I am starting a series entitled Share Jesus Without Fear.  It is based on the book by William Fay.

First I believe we need to understand that as disciples of Jesus it is our duty to share Him with others – according to Matthew 28:18-20.

But how do we do that?

What fears do people have?

Bill defines six fears that keep people from sharing Jesus:

  1. I’m afraid of being rejected
  2. I’m afraid of what my friends will think
  3. I don’t think I can share with my coworkers
  4. I’m afraid of losing my friends and relatives
  5. I don’t know enough
  6. I don’t know how

In today’s session we will discuss these fears.

 

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Pray Scriptures

One technique to be able to “pray continually” (1 Thessalonians 5:16–18) is to pray God’s Word back to Him.  Suggestions on how to do this is the theme of today’s video from Digging Disciples.

Healthy Habits

How do you create a healthy habit?  I believe that we can set a goal of making a healthy habit.  Some people say if you do it for 21 days you will form a habit.  But I believe there are some circumstances that allow a habit to be formed quicker and sometimes longer.  It just depends on the three stages of forming a habit.

Paths

While looking at Proverbs 3:5-6 I was struck by one word – Paths.

Different translations will describe v6 as make paths straight / guide you on the right paths / make straight your paths / direct your paths.  But they all use a plural form of path – paths.  Meaning we take many paths in our lives, and we should think about and listen to God – and he will provide correct paths for us to take.

Christmas – The Wise Men

Continuing with our study of Christmas, we find the Wise Men found and worshiped Jesus some time after His birth.

Reference Matthew 2:1-12

There are 3 groups of people to note and compare:

  • Herod displayed an open hatred and hostility toward Jesus.
  • The chief priests and the scribes were indifferent toward Jesus, all the while retaining their religious traditions and knowledge.
  • The wise men sought out Jesus and unexpectantly worshipped Him – even at great cost.  (their time, money, and social status)

Wouldn’t we all want to be more like the Wise Men?  I believe it it true – that wise men and women still seek the King!

Christmas – the Shepherds

Did you ever stop to think why shepherds were the people God picked to announce the birth of Jesus?  The humble shepherds were the very ones God used to confirm the Deity of Jesus to Joseph and Mary.

That fact, among others, made the birth of Jesus:

Awesome

Designed

Humble

Special thanks to Bill Benziger for letting me get around his sheep.  I certainly did not get approval from the sheep as you will see.