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. 

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

Godinterest @Mentions

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GodinterestYou can join the conversation on Godinterest by @replying to others and by mentioning them in your own posts.

What is a mention?

  • A mention is any Godinterest update that contains “@username” anywhere in the body of the Post.
  • We collect these messages, as well as all your @replies, in your Notifications tab.
  • If you include more than one person’s name in your Post and you use the @username format, all of those people will see the Post in their Notifications tab.
To post a mention on Godinterest:
  1. Type the body of your post as you normally would, but replace any names you include with that person’s @username. For example: “I love @Godinterest”
  2. Post it.
  3. Our system will recognize and link to the @username in the Post.

What Is a Direct Message or DM on Godinterest?

 

Direct messaging

Definition: A direct message (DM) is a private message sent via Godinterest to one of your followers. You can only send a direct message to a user who is following you; you can only receive direct messages from users you follow.
To send a direct message via the web:

  1. Sign in to your Godinterest account.
  2. Click your username in the top navigation bar and then on Messages .
  3. You’ll see a pop up showing your direct message history. Click the New message button.
  4. In the address box, type the name or username of the person you wish to send a message to.
  5. Tip: Make sure that user follows you. You can only send direct messages to users who follow you, even though you can receive messages from any user that you follow.
  6. Enter your message and click Send message.

 

Jesus! We Can Help You Share Him Online.

Godinterest is a powerful tool to help you share the gospel online in a way that is as natural as everything else you do.

Godinterest lets you actively search the internet in order to provide others with the best, most ‘sharable’, good news content available. People can then engage with the content you post and have an opportunity to become a follower of Jesus.

This means that whenever you post meaningful content about Jesus on Godinterest you provide an opportunity for others to be part of the greatest story on earth.

How does it work?

SEARCH. DISCOVER. SHARE

Sign up for an account and then search the internet for videos or images to post on your wall.

THE REALLY GREAT NEWS

Everyone who interacts with the content you post will be presented with an opportunity to engage with the gospel.

NEXT STEPS

Interact with those who response to the media you post

Start the conversation about what it means to be a follower of Jesus and if it’s appropriate, try to help connect them with either your church or a local church group in their area.

Also encourage them to use Godinterest to share the really great news about Jesus with their friends.

Godinterest Featured in the Messenger – Journal of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church

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Godinterest.co.uk offers a Christian alternative to Pinterest

For those who love the social media site Pinterest but want to share within a Christian environment, Godinterest.co.uk could be a safe, family-friendly Christian alternative. Godinterest.co.uk is a new online photosharing platform, which strives to have Christian content.

It is owned by Dean Jones, a 35-year-old Seventh-day Adventist project manager from London. According to him: ‘We are a Christian social networking website and are mindful of the values that Christians are bound by.’ This Christian alternative to Pinterest was created to allow people to post photos within a Christian environment that disallows ill-mannered language and distasteful images. Jones said, ‘Pinterest in no doubt one of the leading social media sites that allow users to share things they like, largely through images. However, the posts on Pinterest are not always guaranteed to be family friendly.

Godinterest.co.uk is a platform for sharing and discovering that we hope will provide an additional cushion of safety. It’s a beautiful and fun way to capture and share God’s world in moments with friends and family. Free registration includes access to all of the website’s features, including sharing images with friends and following friends’ updates.

Continue reading “Godinterest Featured in the Messenger – Journal of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church”

The Christian Pinterest? ‘Godinterest’ Launches, Gives Users an Outlet to Share Religious Content

AL.comAL | By Alex McDaniel

A new Pinterest-inspired social network aims to give Christians an outlet for sharing religious content in a family-friendly environment.

At first glance, Godinterest could pass for a genuine Pinterest spin-off with its modular, navigable design and similar logo.

But London project manager Dean Jones developed the website as an original product, an answer for those who use Pinterest, but long for a exclusively Christian content-sharing experience.

The product is also aimed toward Christian organizations as an engagement tool.

“In today’s busy world, I believe that Christian ministries need to engage the public with social media and that there is added value in doing so,” Jones said in a press release.

So far, Godinterest’s trending content mirrors that of its secular inspiration, including event planning, inspirational quotes, home decor, children’s activities, wedding planning and recipes, all with a Christian focus.

Read more here!

Godinterest Is Christian Pinterest

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Wishing that your Pinterest was just a little more Christian?

Well, Godinterest is now here to fill that need, with a very dramatic promo video and a family-family friendly social media platform based on Christian values.

The site was developed by Dean Jones, a 35-year-old project manager from London who said in a press release, “The popular photo-sharing Web site Pinterest is known for allowing its users to post a wide range of content. However, we are mindful of the values that we as Christian’s are bound by. Godinterest will enable our users to share within an Christian Social Network.“

If you’re interested, Jones has a disclaimer to share. He wrote, “Godinterest Christian Social Network is a fun way to put all of your favorite Godinteresting in one spot, but be aware, it is very addictive!”

Read more here!

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Godinterest.com is a photo-driven Christian social network site that aims to connect users with friends, family, co-workers, testimonies and ministries.
  1. Share your testimony. Tell people what having a relationship with God means to you. Using too much “Christianese” turns people off. Keep it simple.
  2. Post positive images. Try to make sure your posts are positive. Post things that you’re thankful for. Or even name some of the ways that you’ve been blessed recently. If you don’t have something nice to say, don’t say it. Positivity, like negativity, is contagious.
  3. Let the Word talk. A good idea is to post encouraging quotes.
  4. Give thanks. Try daily to show your thankfulness to the Lord. Post His Word to give hope, peace and encouragement to your friends on Godinterest
  5. Watch your posts. Pray for people on Godinterest, share your testimony and even post devotionals
  6. Keep it real. Last but not least, humble yourself and be honest. Always show a Christ-like image as you live, learn, laugh and post.

Sign-up: http://godinterest.com