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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Self Interest as God’s Interest

We are initially informed of #God’s interest by the expression of gratification in the creation of man, and as subsequently manifested by his association with man.

While reflecting on the magnitude of creation the Psalmist was constrained to exclaim,

“When I consider the heavens the work of thy fingers, and the stars which thou has ordained, what is man that thou art mindful of him? Psalm 8:4-6 King James Version (KJV).

Sometimes in our earthly mind, the awesomeness of God is lost.

Galatians‬ ‭5‬:‭25‬ If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.

Isn’t God interested in every part of our lives, not just the spiritual part. So if we believe that we should live by the Holy Spirit’s power, we need then to submit every aspect of our lives to God, emotionally, physically, socially, intellectually and vocationally.

See below for a roundup of some of the most touching photos posted on Godinterest this month.

….washed white as snow | ANNA WAKUMOTO I had spent the last 6 years of my life looking for fulfillment in all the wrong places. every place that the world told me would seemingly satisfy me did just the opposite. I covered up my anger…

….On Aging | Laura’s Recovery . To live is to be slowly born – Antoine de St Exupery The purpose of human experience is to grow us into God. It is so we can melt into God as we go – to expand. We are either expanding or collapsing…
…Living and Learning at Home: Ultimate Guide to Keeping Young Children with you at Church…

…Trust no Man…that is no man, woman, or child! | Coco Chanel’s Ministry…
…What does it mean to worship?? Throughout my entire life I have been to four churches. Destined Ones Ministry, First Baptist of Hammond, Words of Encouragement ministries, and Unity Church. I can r…
…Israel – Photo by Photographer Leon Forado – photo.net (photo.net) Photograph by Leon Forado…

Paul says that because we’re saved, we should live like it! The Holy Spirit is the source of our new life’s, so keep in step with its leading. Don’t let anything or anyone else determine your values and standards in any area of your life.

God’s interest in humility goes beyond our comprehension. Jesus took off the robes of Deity, and put on the robes of humanity, then died on a cross just for us, because He loves us so much; so we could have communion with him, and so we could spend eternity in with Him, when we accept Him as our Lord and Saviour.

When we abide in God, when we are one with Him, we can literally ask whatever we want and He will do it for us (John 15:7).

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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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Capture And Share God’s World With Pictures

We cannot be everywhere, yet photographs take us nearly everywhere. Our vision is formed by what we see from those images. For example their was a recent trending discussion on how terrible it was that young children, as young as two, were smoking in parts of Indonesia. Why? Because visuals of children smoking were posted on Godinterest. Such images hit us right in the gut.

Every week 100s of pictures are shared on Godinterest. In this post we are going to show you some of the images that caught our attention this week. Powerful pictures that everybody in the world should see. Photographs that will make you think, will make you stare  and feel the emotions of that moment and perhaps will make you weep.

Some of them are popular photos that you probably have seen before, and others are pictures telling stories of ordinary people.

You will see desperate people facing the end, photos of unexpected events and photos about affection, stories of war and stories of love.

…Islamist War on #Christians

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…Bruno Morandi captures a tribal Chhetri woman in Nepal. [2009]

…Survivors of Super Typhoon Haiyan, which left 1.9 million homeless, take part in a #religious procession in Tolosa on the eastern Philippine island of Leyte.

…Reflections of a Hurting #Missionary

…fatherless | #God Loving Woman

…the Cost of Routine Booze Madness | Walking Is Still Honest – One Dollar by Ryan Hardgrove

…3 weeks old infant with albinism snuggles up to his cousin for a snooze.

…giving Freely of Your Resources as Unto the #Lord. Keep in mind how little you know about people, situations and circumstances in life.

…Daddy’s Slippers – #God is Good Thank you Abba for your Love❤️ ❤️ #God the Father God the Son God the Sprit ❤️ Thank You ❤️

…A Rwandan boy left scarred after being liberated from a death camp.

…Hhaing The Yu, 29, holds his face in his hand as rain falls on the decimated remains of his home near Myanmar’s capital of Yangon (Rangoon). In May 2008, cyclone Nargis struck southern Myanmar, leaving millions homeless and claiming more than 100,000 lives

…latest in the children of war series. A young african boy is not even given a glance as a soldier walks by. children are discarded and tossed away as eas…

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Pictures Speak Louder Than Words – Godinterest

You’ve heard the old saying actions speak louder than words right? Well today we want to tell you that online, it’s pictures that speak louder than words!”

Photographs are one of the most powerful tools of engagement online, and is rising in importance as the digital realm takes hold and more people look to online channels for browsing, shopping and socialising. There’s something about a photograph on Godinterest, one that makes a statement or just takes your breath away with its sheer beauty. Why?

In this fast-moving world, when you have a message to convey, people hardly have time to sit down and read. But if you’re able to capture the essence of what you want to say in a photo, you’ll stand a better chance of capturing your target audience. It’s true that our attention is easily distracted by pictures. Visuals are more effective than words literally and figuratively as people tend to stop and look at compelling visuals.

Studies have found that pictures facilitate the learning process, especially when it comes to children and others who are mentally impaired. They have shown that photo’s are easier to remember and associate with facts and that they can both evoke and are able to capture emotions that words cannot, no matter how cleverly they’re used.

In a #warzone, a crying child in the midst of all the rubble drives home the pointlessness of it all much more than the harshest of write-ups. The picture of a little baby praying is enough to melt even the hardest of hearts.

However, most often though, it’s not just the pictures alone that make a point. When combined with the best write-ups, visuals help to push home the message in the most powerful way and that’s how they ought to be used on #godinterest

…Today is Veterans Day, the official holiday in the Unitd States that honors people who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces. Here are nine things you should know about an oft-overlooked group of #veterans#worship #god #jesus #christianity #wordpress #blog #godinteresting

…Depression is a doosey. A conversation I had with a friend the other day inspired this post. Depression runs rampant and it’s peculiar that so many people afflicted with this ailment are #christians. Why is that?

…Fierce, determined hands. I could write for a long time about grief. I have buried too many people. The scar of grief was first carved by my parents’ divorce. I was too young to remember, but I know that my father was there…

Mercy Defined  “I asked for love. I asked for mercy. I asked for patience; but you’re already all of these things.”

 

…Life of a #Wannabe #Jesus. This is how we know #God is good; Because even though we stumble and fall and our sin causes us to cry, God will take those tears and build a lake for us to dance on.

…WAIT – Shining a Light “Don’t team up with those who are unbelievers. How can righteousness be a partner with wickedness? How can light live with darkness?” – 2 Corinthians 6:14 (NLT)  #god #jesus #christianity #dailydevotional #devotional#wordpress #blog #godinteresting

…Big Girls Do Cry: Your Tears are Not a Sign of Weakness.

We want to know from you, when you write a message, share a photo, or a video online, which do your friends and colleagues respond to more? Share your response in the comments field below, and let us know what the most memorable picture you’ve seen online is.

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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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