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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.

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2 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.

3 Cultivating Planting Reaping

4 Sharing Jesus CPR C ultivating P lanting R eaping

5 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

6 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

7 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

8 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

9 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

10 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.”

11 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?

12 I would love to have the chance to share Jesus with one of your friends – to show you how to do it.

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16 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 . (515)


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