Personal Evangelism 7: Strategies to Build Confidence: Part 2

Personal Evangelism Day 7: Strategies to Build Confidence: Part 2 “In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.” (1 John 4:10-11) ‬‬‬ Love. The entire Word of God revolves around this one word. If we are going to tell people about…

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Personal Evangelism 6: Strategies to Build Confidence: Part 1

Personal Evangelism Day 6: Strategies to Build Confidence: Part 1 “In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your father who is in heaven.” (Matthew 5:16) ‬‬‬ If you want to be great at anything in life, what is one of the most important things you need? Confidence. When someone is motivated and confident, it’s amazing what they…

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Personal Evangelism 5: Obstacles to Evangelism: Idol Spotting

Personal Evangelism Day 5: Obstacles to Evangelism: Idol Spotting “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” (Matthew 6:21) ‬‬‬ “So if we know why we should witness and we’re still not willing to witness, then it’s because our hearts are somewhere else. It’s because actually what we most want is a comfortable life, or a good reputation with friends and colleagues, or a nice settled existence with our…

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Personal Evangelism 4: Obstacles to Evangelism: Fear

Personal Evangelism Day 4: Obstacles to Evangelism: Fear “For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes.” (Romans 1:16) ‬‬‬ Here is a good question. If we know the truth of the gospel, we know it’s God’s will for us to share it, and we care about the people around us, why don’t we spend more time focusing on evangelism?…

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Personal Evangelism 3: Benefits to the Believer

Personal Evangelism Day 3: Benefits to the Believer “Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.” (James 1:2-4) ‬‬‬ In the work of salvation, who does the saving? That’s a silly question right? Of course we know that God…

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Personal Evangelism 2: Presenting the Truth

Personal Evangelism Day 2: Presenting the Truth “But in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect.” (1 Peter 3:15‬) ‬‬‬ It’s very clear in the Word of God that we have a responsibility to tell others about the person of Jesus. But…

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Personal Evangelism 1: Am I Expected to Be an Evangelist?

Personal Evangelism Day 1: Am I Expected to Be an Evangelist? “And he said to them, ‘Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation.’” (Mark‬ 16:15‬) ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬ I want you to do something for a minute. Think through all your responsibilities as a Christian and prioritize which ones are the most important. Now, where is telling others about Jesus on that list? Is it pretty high? Is…

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Thoughts on Psalm 23 — 7: Impatiently Waiting for Heaven

Day 7 of Thoughts on Psalm 23 “I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever” (Psalm‬ 23:6,‬ ESV‬‬).‬‬‬‬‬‬ Anyone who knows me will tell you that I’m an extremely impatient person. I get so excited for things that I don’t wait well. I constantly track packages I’ve ordered and keep watch for the second they arrive at my house. I’ve camped out for the new iPhone more times than I…

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Thoughts on Psalm 23 6: Defined by Goodness and Mercy

Day 6 of Thoughts on Psalm 23 “Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life” (Psalm‬ 23:6‬, ESV‬‬).‬‬‬ Goodness and mercy—these are just two of the many wonderful characteristics of God. We can sin, fall away, disobey, doubt or worry, but it will not change how God responds. He consistently responds with goodness and mercy, no matter our behavior or attitude. Just stop and think how amazing…

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Thoughts on Psalm 23 5: Dining in Danger

Day 5 of Thoughts on Psalm 23 “You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows” (Psalm‬ 23:5,‬ ESV). ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬ Picture this with me for a minute. Imagine you are on a battlefield. Enemies are surrounding you, ready to attack. Their weapons are drawn, ready to take you out. Just then, your commanding officer sets up a table with the…

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