The Chronicles of The Best They Ever Had

Everyone was filled with awe, and many wonders and miraculous signs were done by the apostles. All the believers were together and had everything in common. Selling their possessions and goods, they gave to anyone as he had need. Every day they continued to meet together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved. -Acts 2:43-47

Thursday, February 03, 2005

Another one....but this is big stuff

So this a big flurry of posts from us all...but i wanted to post this even before all of us got going. This is what i realized--witnessing is our sole purpose as christians, nothing else matters in comparison. I think this is something we all kinda know, but supress because we're afraid to do it. So i said nothing else matters, and of course i dont mean us growing or fellowshipping is not important, but all of that stuff will fall into place when we make our focus preaching. We all gotta read our Word daily and become more godly, but it all leads towards making us a better witness and more submitted to God so he can use us to the fullest potential. If you feel like there's something missing or that you've reached a plateau in your walk, i'd bet money that you need to step up in your witnessing focus. For me i've come to a point where i'm at a crossroads--if i step up to the plate in witnessing i'll see massive growth and God's power, but if i dont i'll reach a plateau and even perhaps begin backsliding. Scripture supports this in Philemon 6 "I pray taht you may be active in sharing your faith, so that you will have a full understanding of every good thing we have in Christ." If we wanna see God's power to the fullest, this is the best and only way to do it. Why dont we see miracles so much like they did in acts? Its cause we're not preaching the word--the miracles came in AFFIRMATION of the words they preached to the unsaved.
Brooke you mentioned preaching on the weekends this summer--i actually had that same thought last summer but never brought it up. I would like to just go in pairs to the mall and witness to folks (there are good methods for this).
Seriously guys, witnessing is where it all begins. Paul was one of the most godly men ever and acts tells us that when he got saved he began preaching IMMEDIATELY. I sure as heck wouldnt mind being like Paul, so lets be preaching.

Love ya'll,


At 2/03/2005 3:09 PM, Blogger Jordan said...

But witnessing will only do good if there is follow up we would need to connect them with a church or something,
think about it, i think its a good idea but needs more planning than one might think

At 2/03/2005 4:59 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I definitely understand what you're saying, but i still think it'll be great in any case. Follow up is always a part of witnessing. If you make a deep connection with somebody it might be a good idea to give them personal info. But in every case you should definitely at least invite them to church. But really, ANY kind of talk you get to have with somebody about God is great--it gets them thinking about it and can plant seeds. Also, by doing that we can all really grow in our own faith. So even if nobody else wants to do it, its something i would like to push myself with.


At 2/04/2005 4:28 PM, Blogger Jordan said...

i want to clarify that im all for it but i think that we shouldn't have a problem providing at least a list of local churches or something

At 2/04/2005 5:33 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

OH, sorry. I thought you were saying you werent sure that it was a good idea. yeah definitely invite them to wherever we're going and provide other places to get involved with.


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