Sunday, 14 August 2011
Duration: 33 mins 18 secs
This message is the last in the “What’s Your One Step?” series and focuses on “share”. Would you be like John Harper who was more concerned for the unsaved than himself when the Titanic sank? Every-day we get to make that same choice. Fear of rejection is often the reason we don’t share the gospel, but God wants to lead us to people He has already prepared by His Spirit. Effective sharing involves listening to God’s leading, obeying, observing, being ready to grab every chance and having our response ready.
Sunday, 07 August 2011
Duration: 25 mins 55 secs
We are called to demonstrate God’s love through practical action. God has a mission to find lost and hurting people and He invites us to participate in that mission. An important, yet sometimes unrecognised, aspect of evangelism is caring for others. How can we care for others? (a) Be on the look out for needs we can fill; (b) Ask about their story and listen; (c) Share your humanity; (d) Listen and co-operate with the Holy Spirit; (d) “Love them until they ask you, “Why?”
Sunday, 31 July 2011
Duration: 17 mins 34 secs
This message focuses on prayer. Through prayer we invite God to empower us for evangelism. Prayer connects us to the heart of God as we intercede for those who aren’t yet believers. Ask God whom He wants you to pray for and keep on praying for them and don’t give up. Enlist others to pray also. Pray for open doors to spread the gospel. Pray for open minds to receive the gospel. And pray for open hearts to embrace the gospel. Note: Beginning of message was not recorded.
Sunday, 24 July 2011
Duration: 33 mins 11 secs
When it comes to evangelism, many Christians feel apprehensive and under confident. Simply put, evangelism is cooperating with the Holy Spirit and others to bring one person one step closer to Christ. This means that there is no set style or methodology. The New Testament presents many different ways the gospel was shared on different occasions by different people. Evangelism is also a process that involves others. It's about developing relationships within community. Often we are just one link in the chain that brings someone to know Jesus, and God is responsible for the results anyway! Sometimes we wrongly associate evangelism with preaching and crusades, but Jesus frequently dealt with people individually. Bringing a person one step closer to Christ involves us taking steps too. What's your one step?
Note: The video referred to at the beginning of the sermon is called 'The Pizza Evangelist'. The original audio recording of this video has been replaced with silence (from 0:00:24 to 0:00:30) to allow listeners to pause and watch the video.