By Pastor Phil Derstine (3/8/20)
Who’s Your One?
Matthew 28:19 “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.”
- Christian vrs. Disciple – A disciple assists in spreading the Gospel
Luke 15:7 “I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent.”
II Corinthians 3:6 “Who also hath made us able ministers of the new testament: not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life.”
- Able to minister the Fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23) – Love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control.
Anointed to do Ministry
Acts 10:38 “How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with Him.”
John 20:21 “Again Jesus said, Peace be with you! As the Father has sent me, I am sending you. (22) And with that he breathed on them and said, Receive the Holy Spirit. (23) If you forgive anyone his sins, they are forgiven: if you do not forgive them, they are not forgiven.”
God gives Opportunities
Galatians 6:9 “And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season (Gr: Kairos) we shall reap, if we faint not. (10) As we have therefore opportunity, (Gr: Kairos) let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith.”
- Kairos = God’s Time
- Opportunity (Kairos) creates God’s Time (Kairos)!
Ephesians 5:15 “Be very careful, then, how you live – not as unwise but as wise, (16) making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil.”
Who is My Neighbor?
Luke 10:25 – Story of the Good Samaritan (God answers the question)
- Anyone GOD puts in my path: It’s a Test
- Anyone I can show God’s love to.
- Anyone I can connect to God: Through Prayer
- Anyone with a NEED that I can MEET.
Hebrews 13:2 “Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it.”
Sharing Christ (7 Step Pattern)
- Engage Conversation
- Discover their Need
- Offer Prayer
- Use Discernment
- Share Christ
- Make an Appointment