How Christmas motivates us to live as witnesses for Jesus—God so loved the world that he… what about you?

If I were to pick one verse out of the Bible that expresses the message God was communicating through sending Jesus into our world at Christmas, it would be John 3:16 – “For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish, but have eternal life.” That verse really challenges me about reaching out to people with the message of Jesus Christ this Christmas.

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How Christmas motivates us to live as witnesses for Jesus—Time with extended family is an opportunity to share about Christ

When I have spent Christmas with family or friends who don’t know the Lord, sometimes I have been too pushy, and sometimes I have held back too much. But the reality is that any time that you are with extended family members who do not yet know the Lord is a great opportunity for meaningful spiritual discussions, but Christmas is even better than other times, because Christmas is about Jesus!

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Connect with like minded-people

Last year, I was called into this ministry to be a part of Ambassadors for Christ International-Australia. Mate! How extremely excited and overjoyed I was to know that I would be working alongside people who have a deep burden for accelerating the spread of the gospel through local churches so that more people than ever will come to know Jesus as their Lord and Saviour! I was looking forward for the plethora of things that I would be learning from them as I know, fellowship with like-minded people causes growth in witnessing and in spiritual life because Christ is the subject and the source (Proverbs 27:17). 

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Three faith heroes who were in the world but not of the world

Dwight L. Moody said this: “Christians should live in the world but not be filled with it. A ship lives in the water; but if the water gets into the ship, she goes to the bottom. So Christians may live in the world; but if the world gets into them, they sink.” Today we look at three individuals who were in the world but not of the world and what that looked liked for them.

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What the Bible says about salvation is what counts

It can feel right that God should accept sincere people of all faiths, or that people should be given a second chance after they die or that we shouldn’t condemn people who believe differently from us, but God has revealed how he works in Scripture and so the Bible, not our feelings, must be our basis for whatever we believe about salvation. Understanding what the Bible says about salvation will set you up for effective evangelism, as you will be able to share God’s salvation plan with those who don’t know Jesus yet.

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How to communicate the Gospel without jargon

If I were to say to you, “Let me tell you about the epistemological presuppositions of supralapsarianism,” your eyes would probably glaze over. You might smile reassuringly at me while racking your brain for a reason you suddenly need to be somewhere else. That’s what people feel like when we explain the gospel using terminology that only has its special meaning to Christians.

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Why does the gospel matter?

Jesus had so much to pass on to the disciples about living the Christian life—the importance of prayer, the role of the Holy Spirit, servant leadership, loving one another, the power of God’s word. So why did he organise all that other teaching and ministry around a central core of teaching them to be fishers of men?

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