Be ... Witnesses

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21 November, 2021Riley BertramBE Sermon Series

Thank you Riley for leading us on Sunday with the Word in the 'Be' Sermon Series 'Be ... Witnesses'.

Acts 22:15 Living Bible

15 You are to take his message everywhere, telling what you have seen and heard.

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How you can shine the light of Christ to the people in your life?

Here's an idea : What about inviting someone to watch Carols online in your home on Saturday 11 December or onsite for the Carols CarPark Party and on the Big Screens Sunday 12 December.





QUESTIONS BASED ON THE SERMON TOPIC FOR SUNDAY 21st NOVEMBER 2021

INTRODUCTION:

Recently I was in a group of people talking about health and fitness. One of the people was excitedly telling the others about the new gym she was joining. Her enthusiastic invitation to come and try it out was infectious. The word “witnessing” would never have entered her mind, but that what exactly what she was doing. Her natural unfolding of what she had experienced reminded me that witnessing about Jesus is not a burden to do but a joy to share. May this study be a helpful reflection on our sharing of the good news we have received.

QUESTION 1                      

Read Acts 1:4-9 and Acts 22:13-16.

These verses are originally from what could be called the commissioning services of the Disciples and the Apostle Paul. But it seems to me they apply to all Christians and give us a basis of why we should tell others about Jesus.

 QUESTION 2

Read Romans 1:16-17.

Paul says he is not ashamed of the gospel. Why was he so bold in telling others about Jesus? Do you ever feel shame or are unsure when talking about the gospel? How could this be changed?

QUESTION 3

Read Matthew 5:13-16 and John 15:5-8.

How is witnessing described in these verses?

What increases or decreases the effectiveness of our witness?

 QUESTION 4

Read James 1:4-7 and Galatians 6:7-10.

Witnessing can be difficult and discouraging. What help can we obtain from these verses?

 QUESTION 5

Read 2 Timothy 2:23-26 and 1 Peter 3:14-16.

There is a saying that goes something like; “It’s not what you say, but the way you say it.” What should our conduct be like when we are explaining our beliefs to others?

QUESTION 6

What are your experiences in sharing the good news with others? What is a practical step you can do this week to witness to someone about Jesus?

 

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Pastor Bill lead the Word on Sunday - the last in the "BE" Sermon Series - Be ... Born Again.

The BE series encapsulated our need to align our souls on Scripture and looked at how to BE.

We have been taken on an exploration of the Word since July through the Be Series starting with Ruth with Be of Good Cheer-(Courageous) followed by:

- Be Gentle

- Be Prepared

- Be Thankful

- Be Filled

- Be Generous

- Be Self Controlled

- Be Alert

- Be Strong

- Be Kind

- Be Listening

- Be slow (to speak)

- Be Slow (to Anger)

- Be Joyful

- Be Patient

- Be Faithful-(in Prayer)

- Be Transformed

- Be Holy

- Be Imitators

- Be Doers

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John 3:3-7 The Living Bible

3 Jesus replied, “With all the earnestness I possess I tell you this: Unless you are born again, you can never get into the Kingdom of God.”

4 “Born again!” exclaimed Nicodemus. “What do you mean? How can an old man go back into his mother’s womb and be born again?”

5 Jesus replied, “What I am telling you so earnestly is this: Unless one is born of water and the Spirit,[[a](https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=john+3%3A3-7&version=TLB#fen-TLB-23294a)] he cannot enter the Kingdom of God. 6 Men can only reproduce human life, but the Holy Spirit gives new life from heaven; 7 so don’t be surprised at my statement that you must be born again!

Jesus was highlighting to Nicodemus that it is vital that he undergoes a spiritual re birth, instigated by the Holy Spirit.

The “be born again” words that Jesus uses are incredibly timeless, and in fact one of our mission statements that we have written on our wall is that we as a Church are committed in seeing people “discovering Jesus.”

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