Presentation on theme: "Sharing Jesus I don’t want to make you feel guilty I don’t expect this to be easy I want to give you some tools that can help you It really all."— Presentation transcript:
Sharing Jesus I don’t want to make you feel guilty I don’t expect this to be easy I want to give you some tools that can help you It really all starts with you having a heart for your friends - this will only come through a personal walk with Jesus. As you walk with Jesus, you’ll begin to pray for your friends - and when you do that, then these tools will become power tools.
Sharing Jesus CPR C ultivating P lanting R eaping
Sharing Jesus CPR C ultivating Relationships Becoming a friend of sinners P lanting Seeds Injecting (introducing) God into that friendship R eaping The Harvest Clearly and simply presenting the gospel and calling for a response
Cultivating Relationships Becoming a friend of sinners Create credible friendships that allow for influence (John 1:39) cul·ti·vate 1. prepare land for crops: to work land or prepare soil for growing crops 2. loosen soil: to break up soil with a tool or machine, especially before sowing or planting 3. nurture something: to improve or develop something 4. develop acquaintance or intimacy with somebody Most of you have many relation- ships with people who don’t know Jesus. The challenge, now, is to cultivate them and then move on to planting
Planting Seeds Injecting God into friendships Plant truth by allowing the Word of God to meaningfully enter into conversation (movies, music, etc.) (John 2:1- 11) Planting is all about dispersing seeds of truth Too much love w/o truth = an audience and no messageToo much love w/o truth = an audience and no message Too much truth w/o love = a message with no audienceToo much truth w/o love = a message with no audience Balanced love and truth = a prime audience wanting to hear the messageBalanced love and truth = a prime audience wanting to hear the message
Practicing Planting Share truth with your CHRISTIAN_friends. (share sermons, truths, what you learn in devotions)Share truth with your CHRISTIAN_friends. (share sermons, truths, what you learn in devotions) INVITE a friend to church or youth group.INVITE a friend to church or youth group. MODEL authentic faith around your lost friends.MODEL authentic faith around your lost friends. Ask good spiritually-focused QUESTIONS.Ask good spiritually-focused QUESTIONS. Share your TESTIMONY often.Share your TESTIMONY often. Other ways to plant... Pizza night or movie night with friends... MODEL FAITH Invite friends over to watch The Passion Ask a spiritual question to someone you spend time with. Share testimony with someone (faith testimony, or practice testimony) How can we learn to plant or practice planting? Planting Seeds
Sharing Jesus CPR CULTIVATE credible friendships that allow for Christian influence PLANT truth through meaningful conversation REAP a life-changing harvest by offering Christ and His challenge to repent and believe in Him
Reaping A Harvest Clearly and concisely presenting the gospel and calling for a response Reap a life-changing harvest by holding one another accountable to walk like Jesus (John 13:12-17) What is reaping? Challenging friends to RESPOND to the truth of God’s Word. Galatians 6:9 “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.”
Our Job Clearly and precisely PRESENT the Good News of Jesus Christ. Call people to RESPOND to that message. God’s Job: CONVICT the spiritually lost of sin and convince them of a need for God in their lives. John 16:8 “He will convict the world of guilt in regard to sin and righteousness and judgment.” DRAW the spiritually lost to Himself. John 6:44 “No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws them.” How do I REAP a Harvest for Jesus Christ?
I would love to have the chance to share Jesus with one of your friends – to show you how to do it.
I hope these slides help you in some way (feel free to delete this slide). Feel free to contact me for any reason. I have some handouts and extra info for some of the slides that I did not include. There are also a few notes at the bottom of some slides, but not as much as I should have. If you have some great ideas or help or criticisms, or just want to talk, give me a call or shoot me an email. firstname.lastname@example.org (515) 448-5414