Transform the World by Telling People About Jesus

Sharing our faith can be daunting at first, but it becomes so much easier once we realise that it’s simply sharing the love that God has already shown us. Whether we realise it or not, we’re on a mission field and (Matt. 28:19) is a reminder that, as Christians, we’re called to share the gospel with those who don’t know the truth wherever they may be. There is no secret formula, but we’ve put together a few quick tips that can help you if you’re not sure where to start.

Pray often.

…this is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us…

God regularly gives us opportunities to share the good news, however, don’t limit what He can do through by relying on you – Pray, ask for courage, and believe that the Holy Spirit will give you the words to speak. Jesus tells his disciples not to worry what to say, “for it will not be you speaking, but the Spirit of your Father speaking through you” (Matthew 10:20).

Be ready.

Peter 3:15 – But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear…

When your friend asks you what you believe, don’t hold back! Trust that God has given you the ability to share His life-changing truth. If it’s on a public comment or something, continue the conversation in private by messaging them. Say you’re happy to talk about it with them, then… talk about it!

You can start by saying you believe that God is our creator, but that our choice to sin separated us from Him. Explain that, because of His great love for us, God the Father sent Jesus His only son to take the punishment that we deserved. Talk about how we can be in perfect relationship with God our Father again if we accept Jesus as our saviour, and explain how the Holy Spirit comes to live within us as our personal guide through prayer study and worship.

Ask questions. 

Remember – not to talk at  your friend the whole time.  Instead, respect where they are on their own personal journey. They could have a very distorted image of God. It’s good to ask questions to better understand and discern what to share.

Share your story.

Your testimony is far more powerful than you think, so share it with your friend. Why? Because it automatically shows them who Jesus is in a very real and personal way! Sharing how God has changed your life can be super encouraging. Be vulnerable by sharing your own struggles or difficult circumstances you have gone through, and explain how God used those times to bring about good things. Your testimony reflects God’s glory.

Every single person has a unique, inherent worth'

…every single person has a unique, inherent worth’… Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in…

Be a good friend. 

You can’t expect to gain permission to talk about tougher topics in life unless you’re first willing to develop friendships with those you want to influence for Christ. One thing I will always stand by – Actions speak greater than words. Your friends will remember how you’ve treated them. We should be friends with non-believers, investing in their lives and loving them wherever they’re at. If your friend is going through a really difficult time, be the first to comfort and encourage them and have a willing heart to help in any way needed. Those can be some of the best ways to share Jesus.

This blog was inspired by an article by Richard Hillier, RELEVANT. You can read it here.

When Internet and mobile technology exploded in the 2000s, so did the social side of the web, opening up new opportunities for billions of people to connect.

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What Would Jesus Do? Do You Really Want to Know?

Once upon a time, a mother made her son a wristband. On it was written: WWJD? The phrase “What would Jesus do?” (often abbreviated to WWJD) became popular in the United States in the 1990s and as a personal motto for adherents of Evangelical Christianity who used the phrase as a reminder of their belief in a moral imperative to act in a manner that would demonstrate the love of Jesus through the actions of the adherents.

The WWJD movement started in 1989 when the youth group at Calvary Reformed Church in Holland, Michigan, studied Charles Sheldon’s 1896 novel, In His Steps.

But the message of wwjd should not be taken for granted due to overexposure. As simple as it seems, sometimes the question—What would Jesus do?—still leaves people wondering. However, its not hard when ones considers that Jesus said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. #Love

…Little Girl Lost | Our Souls Purpose. There once was a little girl, she was sweet and loving, the way a child is. She had blonde hair and was ever so tiny. She loved everyone she knew, she looked at the world through eyes that had not been wounded by this world. Now the teenager turns into a young woman, wife, and mother. She feels the light but she doesn’t live in the light… What would Jesus do?
Heart Touching Examples of Documentary Photography on Godinterest. What would Jesus do?
 
Mandatory Prayer to promote wellness. United States Marine Corps recruits take a moment for mandatory prayer before lights out at 9:00 P.M. in Parris Island, South Carolina, January 6, 2005. Recruits go through a twelve week training program where the objective is to instill self-discipline and confidence, high moral standards, warrior spirit, basic military knowledge and individual skills, physical fitness and wellness as a way of life, respect and love of Country and Corps. Now one might be arrested for leading soldiers into prayer, however, What would Jesus do?
 #love letters

True love never grows old. We love seeing old couples. It gives us hope that love can still stand the test of time.
How God’s Broken Through My Walls This year has been all about learning about the character of God, and also about the character of me. Everyone has thinking patterns and world views that need adjusting; the biggest one for me this…What would Jesus do?
…..What would Jesus do? Remember the less fortunate this Christmas, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the Kingdom prepared for you from the creation of the world. For I was hungry, and you fed me. I was thirsty, and you gave me a drink. I was a stran…
#GOD #JESUS  #GODLY
Beyond the fad

“What would Jesus do?” is an irrelevant question for many people because they don’t know who Jesus is.  Before we can ask the question “What would Jesus do?” we must ask ourselves whether we know Jesus. Knowing Jesus begins with reading about His life, teachings and claims in the Bible.

So what would Jesus do? He would seek the Father for the strength and wisdom to embrace, restore, confront, teach, serve, and equip the people around him.

These phrase should drive us back to the gospels to take a fresh look at how Jesus lived. The fad phase of WWJD may be over, but we need to hold on to the phrase even whiles posting images on Godinterest and keep asking ourselves—What would Jesus do? It’s a great question. But remember: If you’re not sure what Jesus actually did in his life, then you’re just guessing at what he might do in yours.

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The Creationist Group Are Building a Life-size Noah’s Ark

Unlike Noah’s handcrafted bateau, Ark Encounter will not hold livestock. Photograph: Ark Encounter

In the rolling hills of rural Kentucky, a ship the length of nearly two football fields and the height of a five-story building is rising from the ground.

Young Earth’ Creationists Making $90m Full-scale Ark to ‘bring the Bible to Life’

This isn’t just any ship, but Noah’s Ark, as described in the book of Genesis in the Bible.

The modern-day ark designed by Indiana firm Troyer Group will open in July 2016. Ken Ham, president and founder of Answers in Genesis, the group behind the plan said that “this Ark will be one of the ‘wonders of the modern world’.

The $90 million boat, dubbed the Ark Encounter, will be the eventual centerpiece of a religious theme park aiming to illustrate the story of the legendary great flood, in which God instructs Noah to build an ark to save his family and a pair of each of the animals in the world. The first phase is expected to cost $73 million.

Ark Encounter Will Be the Largest Timber-frame Structure in the Usa When It Completes in July 2016

LeRoy Troyer, the project’s lead architect stated that, “the vessel, like an Amish barn, is being built with a technique called timber framing, which uses wooden pegs and joints in lieu of nails”.

According to LeRoy Troyer, “the sea-faring craft is being built in accordance with sound, established engineering practices of the biblical era and will be 510ft long, built using solid wood, pinned together and covered with pine tar”.

The wood being used in the construction has come from areas damaged by plagues of beetles or from sustainable forests, according to the organisation.

“We believe the construction of the Ark took about 100 years,” added Troyer. “So Noah had to have a lot of faith.”

Ark Encounter will be located near sister attraction the Creation Museum in the city of Williamstown and will feature a curved bow, stern and sides and contain three floors of exhibits.

Ken Ham, president and founder of Answers in Genesis said “the ark would open for “40 days and 40 nights” from 7 July 2016, a reference to the number of days rain is said to have fallen during the biblical flood.” Ark Encounter is expected to receive one to two million visitors in its first year.

There is also the chance to learn about how the earth was created in six days by God around 6,000 years ago. Scientists estimate the earth is actually around 4.5bn years old, but Dr Nathaniel Jeanson, a research biologist at Answers in Genesis, said some of the data leading to that conclusion could be skewed.

“A global flood would have dramatically affected geological processes worldwide,” he said. Young earth creationists believe the flood that caused Noah to set sail was around 4,000 to 5,000 years ago.

Unlike Noah’s handcrafted boat, Ark Encounter will not hold livestock. Regarding the question of how Noah would have managed to fit two of all the world’s animals into his ark, Jeanson said it was a misconception that all the animals of today were stuffed into the ship’s hull.

Instead, according to young earth creationists, it was the ancestors of modern-day species that were taken by Noah, and the animals we know today descended from these Animals. Although, scientific consensus is that animal life originated from tiny organisms billions of years ago.

The Ark Encounter’s website has a useful FAQ section for those wanting to know more about this undertaking.

Ham says “the Ark Encounter will present America and other nations with a reminder about the bible’s account of the ark as reminders in the world which helped ensure that people would not forget the truths of God’s Word are increasingly being removed from western culture, including the US”.

“Nativity scenes, Crosses, and Ten Commandments displays have been banned from many public places,” he writes. “The words ‘Merry Christmas’ are being replaced with ‘Happy Holidays’. Creation, the Bible, and prayer have been eliminated from the public education system.”

Rebuilding the Ark would provide “a sign (or a reminder) to this world that God’s Word is true”, Jeanson said.

Up to 900 staff are expected to be employed in the vast 324-hectare-park, which will also eventually  feature themed restaurants, the Tower of Babel, the parting of the Red Sea and an expanded large petting zoo in later phases of the park’s development.

Share the Gospel Online

It's hard to overstate the degree to which the Internet is changing the world. With sites like Facebook being our go-to communication platforms now, we almost can't imagine life without the Internet.
It’s hard to overstate the degree to which the Internet is changing the world. With sites like Facebook being our go-to communication platforms now, we almost can’t imagine life without the Internet.

 

While at times it can seem like technology creates a scary frontier, we believe that God wasn't surprised by any of these developments. At every point He made a way for His Church to embrace the opportunities to tell more people of His love, and we believe that the Internet, the furthest reaching of all these technologies, is no different.
While at times it can seem like technology creates a scary frontier, we believe that God wasn’t surprised by any of these developments. At every point He made a way for His Church to embrace the opportunities to tell more people of His love, and we believe that the Internet, the furthest reaching of all these technologies, is no different.

 

About 2000 years ago, Jesus left His followers with the command to go and tell the world about Him. Ever since that moment, the message of the gospel has traversed the Earth in almost every way you can imagine!
About 2000 years ago, Jesus left His followers with the command to go and tell the world about Him. Ever since that moment, the message of the gospel has traversed the Earth in almost every way you can imagine!

 

Transform the world by telling people about Jesus
Transform the world by telling people about Jesus

Compassion

The saying is proverbial: “People do not care how much you know, until they know how much you #care.” There is a measure of truth in that.

Consider the case of Jesus #Christ. Much significance has been attributed to Jesus’ deep emotional response to his friends’ weeping, and his own tears. Weeping demonstrates that #Christ was a true man, with real bodily functions such as tears, sweat, blood, eating and drinking.

The book of Hebrews states. “For we have not a high priest that cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but one who has been tempted like as we are, yet without sin (4:15).” Of special interest is the term “touched.” the meaning is to feel with and our English “sympathy” is derived from this word.

Below we present Heart Touching Photos Posted on Godinterest in February 2015

…a child of the Erbore tribe, #Ethiopia

…Marine Sergeant Frank Praytor feeds a 2-week-old kitten named Miss Hap after her mother had been killed during a mortar attack in #Korea

The #Lord is not going to miraculously deliver us from the physical effects of a sin-cursed world. It is noteworthy, though, that as we suffer, we may be assured of his genuine sympathy.

The very first wedding photo Wu Conghan and his wife Wu Songshi were able to take after getting #married 88 years prior.

…..Specialist Dean Oldt, a marksman with the 101st Airborne, is reunited with his father. “Does Jesus care, when our hearts our pained, too deeply for mirth and song? When the burdens press and the cares distress, as the day grows weary and long?” The answer is a resounding, “Yes, he cares, we know he cares; his heart is touched with our grief.” Our knowledge of this fact is grounded in the biblical information we have just surveyed. Be comforted by it.

….A survivor finds a photo album and cherished memories in the remains of his home after an earthquake in Sichuan, China.  When we are afflicted with disease, pain or loss of life, he cares. When we are grieving the loss of dear ones, he cares. When we are confused, and in a maze of misdirection, desperately needing leadership, he has compassion for us. When we are mistreated, he feels for us.

When we dredge ourselves into the mire of sin, he grieves over that disaster. When, in hardness of heart, we even hatefully oppose him, he continues to feel for us. Is this not absolutely amazing? How can one continue to resist him in view of these wonderful truths? Can not the “goodness of God” lead us to repentance (Romans 2:4)? And what of our need to exhibit compassion to others? Can we not exclaim: “I will show compassion to others, because my Savior first showed compassion to me” (cf. 1 John 4:19)?

How the environment of our society, our homes, and our churches would be transformed if more adorned themselves with the mantle of compassion. What do you think?

 

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Godinterest ‘Knowing God and Making Him Known’

Godinterest.com exists to Make God Known.  Making God known is part of the Great Commission of Jesus Christ (Matthew 28:18-20). God wants you to discover Him, perceive Him, see Him, and experience Him through a relationship with Him. He wants you to know that you can trust Him as God’s character is love, kindness, mercy and faithfulness.

As we ask God to lead us, we find that He gives us all kinds of creative ways to live out His loving purpose for the world.

We invite you to ask God to show you how you can play a part in Making God Known on Godinterest.

Let’s do it in being and living, in speaking and writing, in proclamation and dialogue, in preaching and teaching, in argumentation and invitation.  We hope you will enjoy the touching stories of people Making God Known on Godinterest.com

…Scottsdale Master’s Commission is a discipleship program that is committed to the spiritual and personal development of its students. Our purpose is two fold: “TO KNOW GOD AND MAKE HIM KNOWN”

…therefore go and make disciples of all nations (Matt.28,19)

….a magic moment for the city of God

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