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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Poem: The Unravelling of a Christian Marriage

Marry the wrong person, everyday is Martyrs Day.
Marry a lazy person, everyday is Labour Day.
Marry a rich person everyday is New Year’s Day.
Marry an immature person, everyday would seem like Children’s Day.
Marry a cheater or liar, everyday will become April Fool’s Day.
And if you don’t get married, everyday is Independence Day!

Marriage is the only school where you get a certificate before you start.
It’s also a school where you will never graduate.
It’s a school without a break or a free period.
It’s a school where no one is allowed to drop out.
It’s a school you will have to attend everyday of your life.
It’s a school where there is no sick leave or holidays.
It’s a school founded by God on the foundation of love.
The walls are made out of trust.
The door made out of acceptance.
The windows made out of understanding
The furniture made out of blessings
The roof made out of faith.

Be reminded that God is the only Principal and you are a student,
Even in times of storms, don’t be unwise and run outside.
Keep in mind that, this school is the safest place to be.
Never go to sleep before completing your assignments for the day.
Never forget  to communicate with your classmate and with the Principal.
If you find out something about your classmate (spouse) that you do not appreciate.
Remember your classmate is also just a student, not a graduate.
God is not finished with him/her yet.
So take it as a challenge and work on it together.
Do not forget to study the Holy Book (the main textbook of this school).
Start each day with a sacred assembly and end it the same way.

Sometimes you will feel like not attending classes, yet you have to.
When tempted to quit find courage and continue.
Some tests and exams may be tough but remember,
the Principal knows how much you can bear and yet it’s a school better than any other.

It’s one of the best schools on earth;
joy, peace and happiness accompany each lesson of the day.

Different subjects are offered in this school, yet love is the major subject.
After all the years of theorising about it, now you have a chance to practice it.

To be loved is a good thing, but to love is the greatest privilege of them all.
Marriage is a place of love, so love your spouse.

Whether you’re married, engaged, or still single, we hope that you have found wisdom and encouragement in this poem about marriage. 

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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Transform the World by Telling People About Jesus

In many ways, being a Christian was like paddling downstream.  Most everyone and everything around you reinforced your faith.  But today is a much different day.  Here are today’s challenges.

In today’s world, it is a challenge to live a Christian life.

The world, with all its religious diversity and moral complexity, is literally at our doorstep. Every moment of every day we are confronted with differing beliefs, values, and world views. The Bible is no longer an unquestioned authority and Christianity is losing its place as the dominant religion.

If a teacher were to read C.S. Lewis to her class, she’d likely be fired from her job and well if you tell people about Jesus, you are ostracised for being intolerant, a fundamentalist, or an extremist.

However, remember when the saint’s of God are in the fiery furnish and refuse to give up their faith people who have never seen God will see God in you.

Are Afflictions Wordless Prayers? | Walter Bright

…I am so glad when it comes to talking with God, we have freedom of speech.  We come before Him and He knows what we are going to say, even before we have uttered the words. (Psalm 139:4) …

Whatever else we may think about Christian faith, it comes down to this: “Follow me.

…The only reason we live is to make God known…

 

 

5 Inmates Escaped Maximum Security Prison

Prison

The general public is ask to be on the look out for five prisoners who are on the run having escaped prison. There names are lies, hypocrisy, hatred, pride and worldly pleasure’s.

If you recognise any of these prisoners, do not approach them on your own, call for back up from the Holy Spirit because they are very dangerous & could be armed. Please! If you are a friend of any of these prisoners encourage them to turn themselves in at the nearest PRAYER station on bent knee.

Also, if you are a victim, don’t remain silent, an eternal life reward is awaiting the one who is brave enough & humble enough to speak out. They need to be caught by the end of the day so they can be put away for life.

Please, please, do your best to assist the Godinterest. Thank you for your cooperation on this urgent matter.

He Is My Refuge and My Fortress, My God, in Whom I Trust

It is the expressed will of God that our sanitariums shall be established as far from the cities as is consistent. So far as possible, these institutions should be located in quiet, secluded places, where opportunity will be afforded for giving the patients instruction concerning the love of God and the Eden home of our first parents, which, through the sacrifice of Christ, is to be restored to man.

In the effort made to restore the sick to health, use is to be made of the beautiful things of the Lord’s creation. Seeing the flowers, plucking the ripe fruit, listening to the happy songs of the birds, has a peculiarly exhilarating effect on the nervous system. From outdoor life men, women, and children gain a desire to be pure and guileless. By the influence of the quickening, reviving, life-giving properties of nature’s great medicinal resources, the functions of the body are strengthened, the intellect awakened, the imagination quickened, the spirits enlivened, and the mind prepared to appreciate the beauty of God’s word.

Under these influences, combined with the influence of careful treatment and wholesome food, the sick find health. The feeble step recovers its elasticity. The eye regains its brightness. The hopeless become hopeful. The once despondent countenance wears an expression of cheerfulness. The complaining tones of the voice give place to tones of content. The words express the belief, “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.” Psalm 46:1. The clouded hope of the Christian is brightened. Faith returns. The word is heard, “Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for Thou art with me; Thy rod and Thy staff they comfort me.”

“My soul doth magnify the Lord, and my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour.” “He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might He increaseth strength.” Psalm 23:4; Luke 1:46, 47; Isaiah 40:29.

The acknowledgment of God’s goodness in providing these blessings invigorates the mind. God is very near and is pleased to see His gifts appreciated.

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

Godinterest: The Christian Kind of Pinterest, with Music and Sermon Promotions

When Pinterest first hit the scene, it was fascinating. Writers like this Christian reporter on Examiner found ourselves pinning away and creating boards just like the rest of the general public – as well as finding geeky and only slightly legal ways to beef up our followings by auto-following other users whom we hoped and prayed would return the favor and follow us back. As far as pins that were related to Christian stuff, however, well those tended to end up segregated to boards on Pinterest called “Christian stuff,” as if we were giving our followers fair warning that a reference or two or 20 to John 14:6 might be found therein. Read More:

http://www.examiner.com/article/godinterest-the-christian-kind-of-pinterest-with-music-and-sermon-promotions

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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Kingdom Of God

Suffer little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the #kingdom-of-God was a saying given by Jesus in the New Testament. From Matthew 18:1-6 (KJV)

We as a people a care for children because, whether we are aware of it or not, there is in all of us God-given knowledge that little ones are so precious.

They deserve more care because they are defenseless. They are a gift. They demand a great deal of attention, oh yes; children are costly, but there are supposed to be. They teach us that life isn’t just about us, but about others and that we will be more fulfilled and more happy when we sacrifice our own comforts in order to love our neighbor.

Below are some inspirational photos about #kingdom-of-God we found on Godinterest

…this life isn’t easy; most of the stages of our lives are about sacrifice and suffering. The world is surrounded by wars, hunger and poverty. And sometimes it gets hard to find goodness above it all, but we don’t know if you see this, but this is the exact temptation that we face. Our sin naturally inclines us to see kids not as a blessing but as a distraction, not a joy but a drain. How wrong we are, and how rebuked by #Jesus’ example.

…a magic moment from the #City-Of-God.  Have you seen the film? Well we truly believe “a child is like a blank canvas On which we may create a painting so beautiful. But let me tell you – and make no mistake Whatever the colours are, that we decide to choose Will make this child a winner or one that may just loose So as you take that paint brush, to leave your lasting mark Remember that your actions, determine this child’s spark Every stroke upon that canvas can never be undone.” (Deborah Chaplin)

…the #Bible tells us that children are a reward from #God (Psalm 127:3). … According to the promise of Proverbs, a child who is diligently trained in the “way he should go” will remain true to that…

…unfortunately, children are the real victims of world hunger: at least 70% of the malnourished people in the world are children and around forty thousand children a day die of starvation. Many people are already motivated to help children in need , however, what are you doing to help?…

…Jesus said, “Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven”. This is so like Jesus. In one sentence, he gives us a whole theology of children, one that blows us away and dramatically redefines our thinking…

…chidren from Afghanistan grown in Pakistan refugees camp by Muhammed Muheisen. This is who we at Godinterest aspire to help. We think of there future all the time. We write so that someday, she, and others like her, will have an equal chance to succeed and to live a happy and productive live. Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD, the fruit of the womb a reward Psalm 127:3.

…of such is the #kingdom-of-God. Children  just keep on giving. However, the world has declared war on our children. They have wiggled and moved and jumped at their parents’ voices, and then they have suffered violence, and writhed in death. This is not sensationalist. It is cold, hard fact. The gospels leave us with many important clues, none more important than this. How did the Lord Jesus treat children?

….and finally, as a Christian parent, you have the wonderful privilege, and responsibility, to claim the LORD’s Word, His Promises, for the conversion of your children… Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD, the fruit of the womb a reward Psalm 127:3…

What Do You Love Most About Children?

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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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