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I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength --- Philippians 4:13

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

CH 2-Out of the Comfort Zone

2: We Are His Witnesses
Introduce people to Christ by his or her life, attitudes, actions and words
Acts 1:8 - But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you.....
...we should start out as witnesses now, regardless of the geography of our situation.
the Book of Acts and the history of the Church shows that to be a witness is also to speak out boldly about Jesus Christ.
they understand that they should be witnesses within their locality, where their home or their job happens to be, living Godly lives and speaking to others about Jesus.
Some people and groups have become distracted by the idea that only narrowly-defined, so-called 'high quality' people are needed on the mission field, when in fact people of all kinds are needed to fill a huge range of jobs.
The Power to Witness (God Given)
God fills and uses different kinds of people, many of whom may not look very promising by 'normal' standards
...determination to get up and go on after discouragement
We have to accept that as we go on with missions, there will be mistakes, failures, and sins. ....use them as springboard to launch us into greater things for God. (Failure: The back door to success)
...not to take yourself too seriously. Learn how to laugh at yourself while keeping on
Once again, by God's grace, in the midst of failure, something great was born that was to explode spiritually across the world.
Romans 8:28 - We know that all things work together for the good of those who love God and who are called according to His good purpose.
Plan B or C can be just as good as plan A
We have a tendency to think, but not to act. And to feel, but not to act. If we go on feeling and thinking, but not acting, soon we'll be unable to act.
Are you waiting for some kind of call before you move out to find your strategic niche in God's global plan?
Look to God to guide us as to what our particular part in it (mission) will be
To put your life, future and career on the altar for the Lord of Glory is no small thing. Your heart will be broken many times and you will face many disappointments.

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