I shared a message on Evangelism today in Summer Surge, just before we left.
The 3 points were:
1. LEARN TO SEE PEOPLE THE WAY JESUS DID. Matt. 9:35-38
2. TAKE THE BATON! John 20:21-22
3. WALK WITH AUTHORITY! Matthew 28:16-20
What was funny is that (when I got to my 2nd point) one of the girls said she got hit on the head with a Baton just a couple weeks ago. And don’t you know that God’s people don’t respond well to being hit on the head to evangelize. Jesus said, “Feed my sheep”, not: “Beat my sheep”! But, (here’s the thing), if we’ll reach out & accept the baton from the strong hand of our Shepherd – as His eyes blaze with the fire of His love, we will gladly do whatsoever our King so desires of us. Why? Because the sharing of our faith will then be motivated by His Love; and we will see incredible results.