Presentation on theme: "SCARED TO GET REJECTED Are we more worried what God thinks about us or what man thinks about us?? What is the worst thing that can happen to us when."— Presentation transcript:
SCARED TO GET REJECTED Are we more worried what God thinks about us or what man thinks about us?? What is the worst thing that can happen to us when we share our faith? They can kill us and send us to heaven!! Is that such a bad thing??!!!!!!!!!
ACCEPT PLANT SEED REJECT GOOD BAD WINNING LOSING
1PETER 4:14 “IF YOU ARE REJECTED FOR THE NAME OF CHRIST, BLESSED ARE YOU, FOR THE SPIRIT AND GLORY OF GOD RESTS UPON YOU.” 1PETER 4:14 “IF YOU ARE REJECTED FOR THE NAME OF CHRIST, BLESSED ARE YOU, FOR THE SPIRIT AND GLORY OF GOD RESTS UPON YOU.”
LUKE 6:22,23 “BLESSED ARE YOU WHEN MEN HATE YOU, WHEN THEY REJECT YOUR NAME AS EVIL, BECAUSE OF THE SON OF MAN. REJOICE IN THAT DAY AND LEAP FOR JOY! FOR GREAT IS YOUR REWARD IN HEAVEN…” LUKE 6:22,23 “BLESSED ARE YOU WHEN MEN HATE YOU, WHEN THEY REJECT YOUR NAME AS EVIL, BECAUSE OF THE SON OF MAN. REJOICE IN THAT DAY AND LEAP FOR JOY! FOR GREAT IS YOUR REWARD IN HEAVEN…”
ACCEPT PLANT SEED REJECT GOOD BAD WINNING LOSING
ACCEPT PLANT SEED REJECT GOOD GOOD! WINNING WINNING!
AFRAID OF LOSING A FRIEND If I would die and go to heaven and my friend would die and go to hell, what kind of friendship do we have? If we are not eternal friends, are we really friends at all? “Mark is the only friend that I have got that is into this whole God and religion thing.” “You are the only friend that I have got that cares where my soul spends eternity.” When they see and hear the love of Jesus coming from you, you will have more friends than you know what to do with!!
THEY HAVE ALREADY HEARD Repetition is very valuable when it comes to witnessing. This might be the perfect time for them. Phipps, Galleria
I DON’T KNOW HOW TO Didn’t someone lead you to Jesus?? Notes we have given you Transition with someone: Can I ask you an interesting question? Can I ask you a tough question? Go natural to supernatural!! Luke 12:12 says, “For the Holy Spirit will teach you in that very hour what you ought to say.”
I AM JUST LAZY How do you think God feels when I say I am lazy, but multitudes of people die and go to hell every single day?? As a Christian, what is more important than seeing your school, your city, your state, your country, your world coming to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ?
CHARLES SPURGEON The saving of souls, if a man has once gained love to perishing sinners and his blessed Master, will be an all-absorbing passion to him. It will so carry him away, that he will almost forget himself in the saving of others. He will be like the brave fireman, who cares not for the scorch or the heat, so that he may rescue the poor creature on whom true humanity has set his heart.
CHARLES SPURGEON If you never have sleepless hours, if you never have weeping eyes, if your hearts never swell as if they would burst, you need not anticipate that you will be called zealous. You do not know the beginning of true zeal, for the foundation of Christian zeal lies in the heart. The heart must be heavy with grief and yet must beat high with holy ardor. The heart must be vehement in desire, panting continually for God’s glory, or else we shall never attain to anything like the zeal which God would have us know.
FRIENDSHIP EVANGELISM They can see it in me. 1 John 2:6 says, “Whoever claims to live in Him(Jesus) must walk as Jesus did.” Now if they are looking at me, whose life are you sharing? Yours or God’s?? Once you say that you are a Christian, they will watch everything that you do. So are you sure that you want to witness by your actions??
ROMANS 10:13-17 For whoever calls upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. How then shall they call on Him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in Him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher? And how shall they preach unless they are sent? As it is written: “How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the gospel of peace, Who bring glad tidings of good things!” But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Isaiah says, “Lord, who has believed our report?” So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
I DON’T KNOW ENOUGH If it was a prerequisite for us to know enough, could anyone of us ever share our faith?? Actually this is the one way that you will learn the most about your faith! You are saved and they are lost. Who knows more in every single conversation??!!!!! Memorize the New Testament Since you are saved, don’t you always know enough to lead someone else to Jesus?
THEY WON’T WANT TO TALK ABOUT IT At the most one person a day doesn’t get into a conversation. This is a crazy world we live in. Lost people know that. They are curious to what is going on. “I usually don’t talk about this topic, but you make me feel comfortable talking about it.” “There are two things that I don’t talk about with patients—religion and politics. But since we have already started…!!”
I CAN’T ANSWER THEIR QUESTIONS oThat is a good question, and I don’t know the answer. Would you like to know the answer?? oYes! What is your email, address, phone number…This now allows follow-up and shows that you care. oLet’s answer some of those tough questions that really aren’t all that tough!!
1.Creation 2.Design 3.Art 4.Order Romans 1:20 “For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse.” You have faith, I have reason. What they are saying is blind faith instead of calculated faith.
John 18:36 “Pilate said too Him, ‘What is truth?’” John 17:17 “…Your word is truth.” II Timothy 3:16,17 “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.” II Peter 1:21 “for prophecy never came by the will of man, but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit.”
1. BEST SELLING BOOK EVER! 2. WRITTEN BY WHOM? GOD 3. HISTORICAL 4. ARCHAEOLOGICAL 5. FULFILLED PROPHECY*** 1. BEST SELLING BOOK EVER! 2. WRITTEN BY WHOM? GOD 3. HISTORICAL 4. ARCHAEOLOGICAL 5. FULFILLED PROPHECY***
The Collapse of Evolution by Dr. Scott Huse 1.Probability 2.Fossil Record 3.Missing Links 4.Why none today?? 1 Corinthians 15:39 “All flesh is not the same flesh, but there is one kind of flesh of men, another flesh of beasts, another of fish, and another of birds.” Genesis 1:25 “And God made the beast of the earth according to its kind, cattle according to its kind, and everything that creeps on the earth according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.”
How can Jesus be the only way to God? Aren’t there many paths to heaven?
Oprah Winfrey’s belief John 14:6 “Jesus said to him, ‘I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.’” Acts 4:12 “Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.” Isaiah 45:22 “Look to Me, and be saved, All you ends of the earth! For I am God, and there is no other.” 1 Timothy 2:5 “For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus.”
Can you guarantee me that you are going to wake up tomorrow morning?? 2 Corinthians 6:2 “…Behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.”
How can there be a God when there is so much evil and suffering in the world?
Actually when I see all of the evil in the world, it shows me that there must be an all- loving God waiting on us when we walk out of here. Remember that love by definition demands a choice.
What about the person in Africa that has never heard the gospel? Is he condemned to hell?
If you are that concerned about the people in Africa, why don’t you commit your heart to Jesus and go reach the people in Africa? Titus 2:11 “For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men.” God is a righteous and fair judge. Bring the question right back to them.
There are so many religions, so how do I know which one is the right one?
Religion is man striving to get right with God by his own effort. In the east they lay on beds of nails, and in the west we sit on hard pews! We try to bribe God with our works. Ephesians 2:8-10 “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast. For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.” RESURRECTION!!
CHARLES SPURGEON Do you want arguments for soul winning? Look up to heaven, and ask yourself how sinners can ever reach those harps of gold and learn that everlasting song, unless they have someone to tell them of Jesus, who is mighty to save. But the best arguments of all is to be found in the wounds of Jesus. You want to honor Him, you desire to put many crowns upon His head, and this you can best do by winning souls for Him. These are the spoils that He covets, these are the trophies for which He fights, these are the jewels that shall be His best adornment.